Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Newcastle Knights has been made aware the NRL has provisionally suspended Jarrod Mullen under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy. The Provisional Suspension Notice asserts that Mullen returned a positive A-sample for an anabolic steroid, Drostanolone which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy. He was tested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on November 29, 2016.
Mullen is prohibited from participating in any WADA compliant sport, including Rugby League, while the provisional suspension is in place. Under the Anti-Doping Policy, Mullen now has the opportunity to have his B-sample analysed.
“The Club is obviously extremely disappointed,” CEO Matt Gidley said. “The Club has a strict governance program, the players are regularly educated and fully aware of the consequences of going outside our governance guidelines. From here, there is a formal process we need to follow under the guidelines. We need to respect the process and in the interim the Club will continue to monitor Jarrod’s welfare.”
• This media release was originally published by Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League (NRL) on 17 January 2017. To access the original, please click here.
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