Pogba Anti-Doping Trial : According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Paul Pogba, suspended as a precautionary measure, has obtained the postponement of his hearing before the Italian anti-doping court. It was initially scheduled for January.
Paul Pogba will not appear on January 18 before the Italian anti-doping court. The lawyers of the French footballer of Juventus, suspended as a precaution for testing positive for testosterone, obtained the postponement of the hearing. This will not take place before February 15, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian anti-doping prosecution requested a four-year suspension against the 2018 world champion, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code. This suspension can, however, be reduced by half if the Frenchman demonstrates non-intentionality.
It can even be limited to a few months if the use of the substance took place “outside competition and is not linked to one’s level of performance”.
Paul Pogba Suspended Since September 11
Paul Pogba, 30, tested positive last August, during the match between Udinese and Juventus, counting for the first day of Serie A, in which he did not participate.
The midfielder, whose 2022-23 season was disrupted by injuries and extra-sporting problems, was provisionally suspended on September 11, before the second opinion he had requested confirmed less than one month later the presence of testosterone metabolites.
To explain this positive anti-doping test, those around “La Pioche” had indicated that the testosterone metabolites would have come from a food supplement prescribed by a doctor that the player consulted in the United States.
Testosterone, the hormone of fertility and male sexuality, promotes muscle development.
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