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The FA Suspends Patrick Lacey for 14 Months

The FA Suspends Patrick Lacey for 14 Months

The FA Suspends Patrick Lacey for 14 Months

The Football Association (The FA) has today confirmed that an Accrington Stanley FC player, Patrick “Paddy” Lacey, has been suspended for 14 months after he admitted a breach of The FA’s Anti-Doping Regulations.

An in-competition test was conducted by UK Anti-Doping on 22 November 2016, following a game against Hartlepool United, which subsequently revealed the presence of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in Lacey’s sample. 

Lacey was charged with the presence of a prohibited substance listed in Section Six, Stimulants, of Schedule Three of The FA Anti-Doping Regulations.

Lacey is suspended from 15 December 2016 until 14 February 2018. 

This decision is subject to appeal: the deadline for any such appeal is 10 May 2017.

Further details can be found under Current Rule Violations.

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