News Professional Discipline 8th May 2017

Christopher Ware acts for the FA in Anti-Doping case

Christopher Ware appeared for the Football Association before an Independent Regulatory Commission in the case of Patrick Lacey. Patrick Lacey was ordered to serve a 14-month suspension from football and football activity after admitting a breach of the FA’s Anti-Doping Regulations.

Lacey, a mid-fielder for Accrington Stanley, provided an in-competition urine sample which contained the presence of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. Following the proceedings last week the club took immediate action and terminated the contract of the player.

He is thought to be the first professional footballer to fail an in-competition drugs test since Jake Livermore in 2015.

To read about the case in more detail, please follow the press links below:

Sky Sports | The FA | ITV | BBC

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