Brazilian footballer has ban for cocaine use extended
ZURICH (AP) — Brazilian footballer Michael has had a ban for using cocaine extended to August in a settlement ending a case at sport’s highest court.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it approved an out-of-court agreement involving the player, who was originally banned until January, and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
WADA says the settlement “means the player’s period of ineligibility will finish on Aug. 31 2015.”
WADA had appealed to extend a 16-month ban imposed for the 21-year-old forward’s positive test for cocaine before a Fluminense match in April 2013.
Michael, who has just been training with Fluminense since January, acknowledged using the drug and was dropped from the Brazil Under-20 squad when the case was announced.