Outrageous: Athlete banned from competition due to pregnancy

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Outrageous: Athlete banned from competition due to pregnancy

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Post by Wut » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:43 pm

American basketball player DJ Cooper has received one of the more astounding suspensions in recent memory.

Cooper stepped away from AS Monaco late in 2018 for “family reasons,” though he attempted to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalised player later that year.


The former Ohio University standout never made it, however, and was instead handed a two-year suspension from FIBA for failing a drug test.

But it wasn’t performance enhancing drugs, recreational drugs or any of the other usual suspects that thwarted Cooper.

His drug test, according to Eurohoops.net, revealed that he was pregnant.

The test on the urine that Cooper provided revealed the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, which is a hormone made by the placenta during pregnancy.

That urine, per the report, actually belonged to his girlfriend — who likely didn’t know she was pregnant at the time.

So, FIBA suspended Cooper for fraud. He’s eligible to return on June 20, 2020.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:46 pm

That's funny.

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Post by FSchmertz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 pm

Cooper stepped away from AS Monaco late in 2018 for “family reasons”
Seems legit. You probably don't want to play when preggers. :)

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Post by BigRedRetard » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 pm

HCG taken by a man will raise his testosterone levels. Bodybuilders use it all the time.

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Post by Biker » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:08 pm

BigRedRetard wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 pm
HCG taken by a man will raise his testosterone levels. Bodybuilders use it all the time.
Yep, and people who are trying to lose weight

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Post by QillerDaemon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:34 pm

BigRedRetard wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 pm
HCG taken by a man will raise his testosterone levels. Bodybuilders use it all the time.
It can be found in high levels with men having testicular and certain liver cancers. Also certain anti-psychotic drugs including methadone can cause high enough levels of HCG in a male to cause a positive pregnancy test.
If you can't be a good example, you can still serve as a horrible warning.

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Post by PimpDaddy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm

Will this be considered Paternity Leave when he has his baby?

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