ITF Appeal Gasquet Verdict

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  1. Lobber

    Lobber New User

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    From BBC....

    The International Tennis Federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over a tribunal decision to clear Richard Gasquet of doping.

    Gasquet was provisionally suspended in May after testing positive for cocaine but an independent panel ruled that a 12-month ban would have been "unjust."

    Having missed the French Open and Wimbledon the 23-year-old Frenchman was cleared to resume his career.

    But the ITF, who had sought a two-year ban, wants a further investigation.

    Gasquet tested positive following a urine sample at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida in March, after he withdrew from the tournament because of a shoulder injury.

    He insisted the drug had got into his system after he kissed a woman at a Miami nightclub.

    The tribunal supported his claim and felt that because "no more than a grain of salt" was recorded in the sample a long ban would have been an injustice.

    The ITF made a brief statement, which read: "The ITF can confirm that, jointly with Wada, it has appealed to Cas the decision of the independent tribunal in the case of Richard Gasquet."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8188590.stm
     
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  2. Yay! :)


    Now go play some tennis and don't kiss anyone else. :)
     
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  3. tintin

    tintin Professional

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    this guy better start playing tennis
     
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  4. Leelord337

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    i really believe his story about getting it from kissing a woman, after-all only a grain of salt speck of cocaine was in the results. and semi's of wimbledon, why would he start doping now?? it'd make his already quirky forehand really bad, :) jk, gasquet is one of my fav players
     
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  5. sureshs

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    They wouldn't dare do it if this was a US player
     
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  6. flyinghippos101

    flyinghippos101 Legend

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    I think he probably just sissied out from finishing a line. I don't buy this "kissing transfer" excuse
     
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