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13th September 2015
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that the Plymouth Raiders basketball player Anton Grady has been suspended from all sport for 15 months following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Grady tested positive for Carboxy-THC – a metabolite of cannabis – following an in-competition test on 12 March 2017. Mr Grady was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample.”
UKAD Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said: “Anton Grady’s sanction exemplifies how recreational drugs like cannabis can be just as detrimental to an athlete’s sporting career as performance-enhancing substances. Whether in a sports or social setting, athletes must always adhere to the strict liability principle and are responsible for what is in their bodies.”
• This media release was originally published by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) on 23 November 2017. To access the original, please click here.