Originally Posted by Mustard
An 8 month ban for forgetting a doping test appointment. Pound wanted years. You think that's fair? Ferdinand was treated as if he was guilty of taking drugs, just for having a lot on his mind. I'm sorry, but that Ferdinand episode, and the reaction of people like Dick Pound and Sebastian Coe, left a very bitter taste.
Like I said, it was probably a silent ban. They wouldn't expose him as it would be bad for the sport so they disguise it as a lesser infraction. But you know if a tennis player misses 3 OOC tests in an 18 month period they are supposed to be suspended? Why does this surprise you? How else can you ensure they get tested? I still think that's too lenient.