Perth Glory Football Club have confirmed their former Australia international footballer Stan Lazaridis has tested positive to a banned substance. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority informed the club of a positive finding on a test sample taken in November 2006.
Official PFA Statement on Stan Lazaridis
“Stan’s situation is simply one of unfortunate timing and the bureaucracy needing to service a professional athlete who plies his trade throughout the world. He has advised the relevant authorities since 2005 of his medical circumstances, and those authorities have accepted the legitimacy of his medical condition and the prescribed medical treatment.Official Perth Glory FC Statement on Stan Lazaridis
Perth Glory FC will support Lazaridis through the process. He also has the support of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and has engaged Senior Legal Counsel.Fox Sports Blog: Oh, Lazza. Why, oh why?
Hearing last night that Stan Lazaridis had tested positive for a banned substance, I had to sit down with a mug of Horlicks and calm my nerves. Stan Lazaridis? The guy is so nice he makes Hi-5 look like Cannibal Corpse. Surely there was a mistake. Stan the Man? Busted?Fox Sports: Tribunal to rule on Lazaridis
FOOTBALL Federation Australia has convened its anti-doping tribunal to determine whether Perth Glory's former Socceroo, Stan Lazaridis, has breached its guidelines.Fury as Lazaridis 'tarnished'
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