ITF Appeal Gasquet Verdict

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  1. Lobber

    Lobber New User

    May 8, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    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."
  2. Yay! :)

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

    tintin Professional

    Feb 20, 2007
    none of your damn business
    this guy better start playing tennis
  4. Leelord337

    Leelord337 Hall of Fame

    Sep 1, 2006
    univ houston courts
    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
  5. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
    They wouldn't dare do it if this was a US player
  6. flyinghippos101

    flyinghippos101 Legend

    Jul 7, 2009
    I think he probably just sissied out from finishing a line. I don't buy this "kissing transfer" excuse

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