Press releases 9th April 2020

Australian Rules Football player receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) acknowledges the decision of the Australian Football League (AFL) to impose a two-year ban on athlete Samuel Gilbert for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance. Mr Gilbert, a player in the Victorian Football League, returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 5 May 2019.

His sample was analysed at the Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory, part of the National Measurement Institute, which detected the presence of Benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of Cocaine). The AFL imposed a two-year ban on Mr Gilbert commencing on 6 June 2019.

Mr Gilbert is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 6 June 2021. He is also not permitted to compete in a non-signatory professional league, or event organised by a non-signatory International or National level event organisation.

• This media release was published by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on 9 April 2020. Click here for the original.

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