Gold Coast Suns player Brayden Crossley is facing a lengthy suspension from the game after reportedly testing positive to cocaine.
The club released a statement this afternoon confirming the positive sample.
“We have been notified that Brayden Crossley has received notification of an adverse analytical finding from a recent test by ASADA under the Australian Football Anti-Doping Code.
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“The club supports the role of ASADA and will fully cooperate during this process.”
Newscorp reports the 19-year-old tested positive following a test before a NEAFL game in May.
He has been provisionally suspended since late June after being notified of the positive test and is awaiting the result of his B sample.
“We are continuing to provide Brayden with wellbeing support and want to stress that it would be inappropriate to pre-empt the outcome of the matter at this time,” the club said in its statement.
“Brayden has sought independent legal advice to assist him going forward.
“The club’s public commentary on this issue is governed by strict protocols, and as such under the Australian Football Anti-Doping Code we are unable to provide any further commentary whilst the process unfolds.”