News Sam Murray Asada Investigation

MagpieJoel

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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-24/exclusive-sam-murray-under-asada-investigation

EDIT: AFL.com.au article was removed, but is now back up.

EDIT 2: the article seems like it is gone again. WTF is going on?

I think this deserves its' own thread.

COLLINGWOOD'S Sam Murray is being investigated by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

It is believed the 20-year-old recently recorded an elevated reading in a post-match drugs test, possibly the Magpies game against Richmond at the MCG on July 28.

AFL.com.au understands Murray was made aware of the abnormalities in his sample late last week.
That would be right. Right before the finals.

It is understood the substance detected by ASADA was an illicit drug, which when detected on match day is regarded as performance enhancing and thus carries the potential of a four-year ban from football.
Wow, just wow. So moronic it's not funny.
 
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EXCLUSIVE: Sam Murray under ASADA investigation
Damian Barrett
Aug 24, 2018 7:34AM


Sam Murray at a recent Collingwood training session. Picture: Getty Images
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COLLINGWOOD'S Sam Murray is being investigated by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

It is believed the 20-year-old recently recorded an elevated reading in a post-match drugs test, possibly the Magpies game against Richmond at the MCG on July 28.

AFL.com.au understands Murray was made aware of the abnormalities in his sample late last week.

On Thursday of last week, he was selected in the Magpies team to play against Port Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday, but on Friday night he withdrew from the team, with the club citing "personal reasons" for his unavailability.

It is understood the substance detected by ASADA was an illicit drug, which when detected on match day is regarded as performance enhancing and thus carries the potential of a four-year ban from football.

The maximum sanction can be mitigated under certain circumstances.

As per protocols, if an ASADA test for drugs records a positive result, it is viewed as the A-sample. The athlete is informed of the finding, and it is at his or her discretion whether a B-sample is required.

The Murray situation is understood to be at this juncture, and it may take months for it to reach a final outcome.

Murray didn't train with Collingwood on Thursday and has been absent from the club all week.

Depending on how he and his managers choose to deal with his situation, Murray has the option of taking an immediate provisional suspension, which would be taken into account when and if an official suspension is handed down.

Murray was a Sydney Swans listed player after being taken as a NSW priority zone selection in 2016. He failed to play a senior game with the Swans and was traded to Collingwood last year in exchange for the Pies' second-round selection in this year's national draft.

He started the year in solid form, playing the first nine matches, before being dropped to the Collingwood VFL team. He returned to the seniors for rounds 18, 19, 20 and 21 before withdrawing from last week's game.

The Richmond game was round 19.

The AFL refused to comment when asked about Murray on Thursday night.

When contacted on Thursday night about Murray, Collingwood said he had been absent for "personal reasons".

Collingwood players Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe in 2015 were banned for two years after being detected for taking banned substance Clenbuterol.

On that occasion, the Clenbuterol had been contained in a batch of illicit drugs taken by Thomas and Keeffe, along with several other AFL-listed players, during a music festival in St Kilda.

Thomas has been a very good player in Collingwood's rise up the ladder this season, playing every match and booting 34 goals.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-24/exclusive-sam-murray-under-asada-investigation
 

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Oh come on - not again.
Well lets have him sit out indefinitely for now (in case it becomes a suspension) and then wait for this to play out.
 

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Mate sent me this info last night. Said it was clenbuterol and Murray disappeared to avoid b sample. If true it would be hard to see him back at the club.
 
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