By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
American guard DJ Cooper was punished with a two-year suspension by FIBA in 2018 after providing another person’s urine for a doping test.
As RTV reports, Cooper had to undergo a doping control to potentially join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player. The test results on the urine that Cooper provided as his own, revealed that he’s… pregnant. More precisely, the presence of “gHC”, a hormone the placenta produces after impregnation, was detected in the urine sample.
FIBA immediately suspended the player for fraud. Cooper’s punishment will keep him out of courts until June 20, 2020.
Throughout his career, Cooper played for such teams as PAOK, AEK, Monaco and Panathinaikos. He last played with Monaco in 2017-2018, before announcing that he’s taking a basketball break for “family reasons.”