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