Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prosecutors ask for one year suspension of Mutu

Adrian Mutu - Fiorentina (Getty Images)Italian anti-doping prosecutors have requested a one-year suspension of Romanian international Adrian Mutu for doping, they announced yesterday (Weds).

His case was sent to the Italian National Anti-doping Court, which indefinitely suspended the Fiorentina player in February after he had failed anti-doping tests.

Prosecutors have announced that the case was sent to the Italian National Anti-doping Court for admission of responsibility in the breaching of article 2.1 in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.

Prosecutors are asking for a one-year suspension of the Romanian player in accordance with article 10.4 in the WADA Code.

Mutu, 31, tested positive for sibutramine in tests carried out on 10 January after a match with Bari and on 20 January after a match with Lazio.

Mutu scored two goals in the match against Lazio Roma that Fiorentina won by a score of 3-2. His team thereby qualified for the Italy Cup semi-finals.

Sibutramine is an anorectic or appetite suppressant that reduces a person’s desire to eat.

Last year, Mutu was ordered to pay Chelsea more than 14 million GBP in compensation for having tested positive for cocaine in 2004 while playing at Stamford Bridge.

His agent believes that if the ban is longer than 6 months, his career with Fiorentina could well be over.


  1. oh how I wish Mutu could control his drug addiction, he would be such a fantastic player if he could.

    Great coverage on a player who's been under the radar for a bit, and I love the new design!

  2. Thanks a lot man!
    I'm also still working on the translator thing (the flags at the top of the page). Anyway I agree completely, he's not the smartest guy and shouldn't have touched drugs, but he's a magician with the ball and it's unfortunate he ruined his career twice like this. he could have been recognized as a much better player than what people think of him.