Press releases 23rd June 2015

Chey Dunkley admits breach of FA Doping Regulations

Oxford United’s Chey Dunkley admitted breaching The FA’s Anti-Doping regulations after testing positive for salbutamol after using an inhaler prescribed for his asthma. This followed an anti-doping test that took place after Oxford’s fixture against Cheltenham Town on 3 January 2015.

In respect of this breach, at a Regulatory Commission hearing that took place on 4 June, it was held that there was no intention on the part of Mr Dunkley to enhance his sporting performance and Mr Dunkley was issued with a warning and reprimand, and ordered to be subject to target testing for a period of two years. The FA also agreed in this case that there was no intention on the part of Mr Dunkley to enhance his sporting performance.

The full written reasons for the decision can be found here. Mr Dunkley has a right to appeal the decision.

• This media release was originally published on the English Football Association’s (FA) internet site on 19 June 2015. You can access the original by clicking here.

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