Kurt Foggo suspended for two years

The National Rugby League Anti-Doping Tribunal has imposed a two year sanction on Gold Coast Under 20’s player Kurt Foggo who returned a positive test result for the stimulant dimethylpentylamine (methylhexaneamine). <br><br> The stimulant was detected in an ‘in-competition’ ASADA test on September 10, 2010. The player has served a provisional suspension since October 11, 2010. <br><br> Foggo will be able to resume playing on October 11, 2012. <br><br> The Anti-Doping Tribunal comprising Sir Laurence Street, Dr Geoff Steinweg and Mr Sean Garlick heard the matter on November 15. Sir Laurence has today formally released his judgment (please see image below). <br><br> NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, today warned all players to take extreme care when taking sports supplements or any substance designed to assist in training. <br><br> “Every NRL Club has an Anti-Doping Officer and a Doctor and it is vital that players properly consult to ensure that they know exactly what they may be taking,” Mr Gallop said. <br><br> “The cost of making a mistake in this area is a high one for any athlete but the need to retain strong drug policies and strong testing regimes is also fundamental to every sport.” <br><br><img src="http://www.rugbyleague.com.au/promotions/2010/tribunal_decision.jpg">