Rugby League star Ryan Bailey has managed to avoid a ban despite refusing to provide a sample for drug testing.
The 33-year-old Toronto Wolfpack player was required to provide a sample by the Canadian anti-doping agency on May 30, 2017 at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto after a training session with his club.
But former England international Bailey, working with barrister Daniel Saoul, was adamant that the water he had drunk that had been given to him by the doping control officer could have been contaminated and he would therefore not provide a sample.
Ryan Bailey has managed to avoid a drugs ban despite refusing to take a test on May 30, 2017
Toronto Wolfpack are pleased to confirm that Wolfpack Prop Ryan Bailey has won his case against UK Anti Doping. Following the decision of the National Anti-Doping Panel the 33 year old has been cleared to play with immediate effect.
— Toronto Wolfpack (@TOwolfpack) January 3, 2018
A tribunal comprising Mr Robert Englehart QC, Dr Terry Crystal and Mr Colin Murdock were satisfied he had committed an anti-doping rule violation but did not give him any suspension due to the exceptional circumstances of his case.
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