Rugby league names its first player resulting from ASADA probe.
The NRL today issued Canberra player Sandor Earl with an Infraction Notice and has accepted an immediate provisional suspension for breaches of the Leagues Anti-Doping Policy.
After months of investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, Earl has becomes the first player to be named by either the NRL or ASADA as being of guilt.
Charges relate to the use and trafficking of banned peptides with potential penalties ranging from two years out of the game up to a life-time ban for the more serious charge of selling the drugs.
Canberra released a statement earlier saying they understand the charges stem from before Earl was at the club, which would put the troubled winger in the Penrith Panthers program.