Evans, Rauf banned four years over dop­ing vi­o­la­tion

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar

Ful­bright scholar and win­ner of two Olympics gold medals Lee Ed­ward Evans has been banned for coach­ing ath­letes for four years af­ter the Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tion of Nigeria (AFN) Anti-Dop­ing Com­mit­tee which met at the Obafemi Awolowo Univer­sity Ile-Ife on Fe­bru­ary 17, 2014 found him guilty of giv­ing a youth ath­lete per­for­mance en­hanc­ing drugs.

In a re­lease on ath­let­ic­snige­ria.com, Evans who is a con­sul­tant to La­gos State Govern­ment was banned along­side Coach Abass Rauf who was banned for life.

The panel headed by Dr. Ken Anug­weje, with Femi Ay­orinde and Eric Cam­bell as mem­bers and James Eakyns as sec­re­tary dis­charge and ac­quit­ted the third ac­cused Tony Osheku.

The ath­lete a mi­nor (name with­held) told the panel that Abass took her to a med­i­cal doc­tor who in­jected her with an un­known sub­stance de­spite the fact that she was not sick.

She claimed shecol­lapsed af­ter the in­jec­tion and when she was re­vived, she asked the coach why he brought her to be in­jected and he said she should have con­fi­dence in him that he could not harm her. He also warned her not to dis­close what hap­pened to any­one al­though she con­fided in her mother.

She re­vealed that Evans in­tro­duced her to sup­ple­ments and amino acid and a sport drink when she was in La­gos State train­ing camp.

Osheku told the panel he was not aware that Evans gave the ath­lete any sub­tance whether pro­hib­ited or not

Evans ad­mit­ted he gave the ath­lete sup­ple­ments (amino acid com­plete and metaboliq in­fu­sions) be­tween Fe­bru­ary and March 2013.He ten­dered the sup­ple­ments he gave to the ath­lete and con­cluded that he gave the ath­lete the sub­stance be­cause women need sup­ple­ments for their health and that the sub­stance given were not pro­hib­ited.

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