James Segeyaro suspended after positive drug test
The career of Brisbane Broncos player James Segeyaro is in limbo after he tested positive to a banned substance.
The 28-year-old has been provisionally suspended after returning a positive A sample for Ligandrol.
It’s the same performance-enhancing substance which threatens the career of Australian swimmer Shayna Jack.
Segeyaro was tested by ASADA on September 3, between rounds 24 and 25 of the NRL season.
The NRL released the news in a media statement on Thursday night, revealing Segeyaro has been banned from all WADA-compliant sports until his B-sample is analysed.
The hooker was told late yesterday afternoon by the game’s governing body but the Broncos have been unable to contact him.
“The club is endeavouring to contact our player, who is currently overseas on holiday,” the club said in a statement.
This could spell the end of Segeyaro’s tumultuous career, just months after the Broncos handed him a lifeline.
The 28-year-old couldn’t find a club to start the season but was signed in mid-May amid an injury crisis.
Later that month he was suspended for drink-driving before being offered a new two-year deal in August, which he didn’t accept due to financial terms.
Former NRL star Mark Riddell says “it’s not looking good” for the Segeyaro.
“We’re going to have to wait and see, it’s not what he wanted and you’d think he’d be out the door,” says the Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast host.
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