Basketball Player Banned for 15 Months

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that the Plymouth Raiders basketball player Anton Grady has been suspended from all sport for 15 months following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Mr Grady tested positive for Carboxy-THC – a metabolite of cannabis – following an in-competition test on 12 March 2017.

Mr Grady was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample.”

UKAD Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said: “Anton Grady’s sanction exemplifies how recreational drugs like cannabis can be just as detrimental to an athlete’s sporting career as performance-enhancing substances. Whether in a sports or social setting, athletes must always adhere to the strict liability principle and are responsible for what is in their bodies."

The player is banned from all sport from 12 March 2017 until midnight on 11 June 2018.

The full written decision can be found under current rule violations