Parramatta star Michael Jennings has been provisionally suspended after testing constructive to banned substances.
It means the gun centre will miss the Eels’ do-or-die semi-final in opposition to South Sydney tonight.
The NRL launched a press release confirming Jennings had examined constructive to Ligandrol — the identical substance banned Australian swimmer Shayna Jack is alleged to have ingested.
“The Provisional Suspension Discover asserts that Mr Jennings returned a constructive A-sample for LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and its metabolite Di-hydroxy-LGD-4033, and in addition Ibutamoren and its metabolites Desbenzyl Ibutamoren and OH Ibutamoren,” the NRL assertion mentioned.
“Every of these substances are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Coverage.
“Mr Jennings was examined by Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) on 21 September 2020 with the constructive consequence acquired by SIA on 9 October 2020.
“Mr Jennings is prohibited from taking part in any WADA compliant sport, together with rugby league, whereas the provisional suspension is in place.”
Parramatta launched a press release in response to the bombshell, reiterating the NRL’s level that Jennings can request to have his B-sample analysed.
“Michael Jennings has been stood down from at the moment’s recreation and ongoing coaching/enjoying duties whereas the method runs its course, which underneath the coverage consists of the chance to have his B-sample analysed,” the assertion mentioned.
“The Membership has been involved with Michael and can proceed to supply him and his household our full wellbeing assist.”
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