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The FA Suspends Jake Humphries for Five Months

FA Suspends Jake Humphries for Five Months

FA Suspends Jake Humphries for Five Months

The Football Association (The FA) has today confirmed that Aston Villa under-18s player Jake Humphries has been suspended for five months after he admitted a breach of The FA’s Rules on Anti-Doping.

An in-competition test was conducted by UK Anti-Doping on 19 November 2016, following a game against Reading’s Under-18s. Humphries subsequently tested positive for carboxy-THC, a metabolite of cannabis.

Humphries was charged with the presence of a prohibited substance listed in Section Eight, Cannabinoids, of Schedule Three of The FA Anti-Doping Regulations.

As well as the suspension, which is effective from 9 December 2016 up to and including 28 April 2017, the player is also required to undertake, and complete, a bespoke course of assessment, counselling, treatment and/or rehabilitation, as determined by The FA in conjunction with the Professional Footballers Association, within six months.

Further details can be found under Current Rule Violations.

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