Michael Jennings banned, medication, banned substances, Eels, finals

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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