- Sport: Rugby League
- Issue: Arbitration
- Type: Anti-Doping
- Tribunal: Jeremy Summers
- Decision date: 23 March 2017
- Outcome: 7-year and 3-month period of ineligibility
Player, Ross Bevan was originally banned for a period of 2 (two) years, from 26 February 2015 until 25 February 2017, following a violation of Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules (ADR), presence of a Prohibited Substance, drostanolone and a metabolite thereof, in an Out of Competition sample taken on 9 February 2015.
On 28 September 2016, the Athlete refused to submit to sample collection after notification. The Athlete was subsequently charged for a second violation of the Anti-Doping Rules pursuant to Article 2.3. UKAD imposed a sanction of 7 (seven) years and 3 (three) months on the Athlete via Issued Decision, which he subsequently appealed to the NADP.
The NADP Appeal Tribunal dismissed the appeal. Mr Bevan’s suspension commenced on the 26th of February 2015 and his period of ineligibility will expire at midnight on 14th January 2024.