Rumour Willie Rioli allegedly caught tampering with a drug testing sample

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Ando727

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Does anyone know how long this will take play out? Is there a schedule for the investigation, hearing, verdict etc? I hope it wraps up sooner rather than later - for everyone's sake.
 

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Does anyone know how long this will take play out? Is there a schedule for the investigation, hearing, verdict etc? I hope it wraps up sooner rather than later - for everyone's sake.
Depends if he goes through deliberation or just takes the penalty outright, going through the full deliberation with ASADA could take as long as Sam Murray or could be as soon as years end if he just takes his penalty
 

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Weed is probably one of the dumbest drugs for a player to take, can't it stay in your system and show up in drug tests for weeks?
 

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Legislation and rules aside, should a positive result for cannabis warrant any penalty for football players?
 

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Legislation and rules aside, should a positive result for cannabis warrant any penalty for football players?
Not unless its on competition day/ in-competition, should take a similar approach to the UFC which has a certain threshold of THC metabolites for "in-competition" testing, if you are over the threshold you are positive, under and you are fine.
 

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Does anyone know how long this will take play out? Is there a schedule for the investigation, hearing, verdict etc? I hope it wraps up sooner rather than later - for everyone's sake.
I understand it depends a bit on the player and his legal team. They cop it and it can happen pretty quickly - in the next few months. If they choose to marshal defensive arguments I suspect it draws out longer.

I agree with your sentiment though. Sooner the better especially for the player. Wandering about with a sword dangling over your head is hideous for any individual.
 

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Weed is probably one of the dumbest drugs for a player to take, can't it stay in your system and show up in drug tests for weeks?
Depends on frequency and body fat. For an athlete like Willie, it should be his system for a maximum 1 week unless hes been smoking chronically which would stay in his system for 4-8 weeks.
 

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I may be wrong but I think I read earlier that marijuana doesn’t come with the largest of penalties but the fact he has tried to jeopardize another test when it is now known that he is a drug user would seem to suggest he should prepare for 4 years.
 

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I may be wrong but I think I read earlier that marijuana doesn’t come with the largest of penalties but the fact he has tried to jeopardize another test when it is now known that he is a drug user would seem to suggest he should prepare for 4 years.
I think also because it was a game day test he's in plenty of trouble as well.
 

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Not unless its on competition day/ in-competition, should take a similar approach to the UFC which has a certain threshold of THC metabolites for "in-competition" testing, if you are over the threshold you are positive, under and you are fine.
That is the case under WADA rules. They recently increased the allowable limit to 150 parts (I think this was a 10 fold increase) to avoid the complication of the drug being taken weeks before. He would have had to have bee above the increased limit for an infraction to have been issued
 

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That is the case under WADA rules. They recently increased the allowable limit to 150 parts (I think this was a 10 fold increase) to avoid the complication of the drug being taken weeks before. He would have had to have bee above the increased limit for an infraction to have been issued
Yeah I read up on the Wada increase after this post, the sanctionable threshold is 175 now so Willie was obviously stoned pretty soon to competition. This wasn't a remaining amounts from weeks earlier
 

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for safety reasons, certainly not for performance enhancing reasons
WADA disagrees.

Some stuff on the USADA website from WADA about why they say it may be performance enhancing.

 

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