London Skolars player Kolasa suspended for not attending a doping test

Joe Mbu's side will be without Sebastian Kolasa during his suspension

Joe Mbu's side will be without Sebastian Kolasa during his suspension

First published in Sport

London Skolars player Sebastian Kolasa has been suspended for 15 months after being found guilty of evading an out-of-competition drugs test.

Kolasa, who has made one substitute appearance for the club, did not attend a doping test last August.

The ban has been backdated to the start of September, 2013.

Club CEO Hector McNeil told the club website: “The club views this whole episode extremely seriously and, like the sport as a whole, we take a strong anti-doping stance.

“The National Anti-Doping Panel that heard the case acknowledged that Sebastian did not commit any anti-doping rule violation involving use of a banned substance, and in fact two days later provided a negative test, but evading a test is a serious offence which is recognised in the severity of the sentence.

“Sebastian is a promising youngster, who realises he has made a serious error of judgement and is full of remorse.

“He pleaded guilty to the charge and cooperated fully with UK Anti-Doping, for which he deserves credit.”

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