Former Arsenal Star Banned For Doping
The long arm of the law has finally caught up with former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder, Samir Nasri and he has been slammed with a six-month ban for a doping offence, UEFA said on Tuesday.
The disciplinary board of European soccer’s ruling body found the Frenchman “guilty of using a prohibited method in accordance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibited list”.
Nasri’s lawyer said the case was the result of a drip treatment the player took at a Los Angeles clinic after falling ill and vomiting while on holiday in 2016.
The former France international was playing for Sevilla on loan from Manchester City at the time.
Nasri attempted to wriggle his way out and even took his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which dismissed the appeal in December, allowing UEFA to proceed with a disciplinary case against him.
After spells in Spain and in Turkey, the 30-year-old is now a free agent.
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