Paul Pogba admitted to Juventus that he took some dietary dietary supplements not figuring out they contained testosterone that led to his constructive drug check and provisional four-year ban, a supply advised ESPN.
The France midfielder is ready for the results of his backup B pattern, which ought to come earlier than the top of the week, however it’s anticipated to be constructive.
A supply advised ESPN that the meals dietary supplements had been prescribed to him by certainly one of his pals who’s a health care provider in Miami — the actual meals dietary supplements are obtainable within the U.S. however not Italy.
Pogba, 30, advised Juventus he didn’t know there was testosterone within the dietary supplements he consumed however recognised his mistake, a supply advised ESPN, and that he regrets not having knowledgeable his membership about buying the product and never asking for permission from membership docs to take it.
The check was carried out after Juventus’ recreation at Udinese on Aug. 20. Pogba didn’t play within the Serie A match however was on Juve’s bench.
Pending a trial and testing of a backup B pattern, Pogba dangers a suspension of as much as 4 years.
The Italian membership have stopped paying Pogba his €8 million-per-year ($8.6m) wage, a supply advised ESPN, and have made him conscious that, if he’s suspended, there’s a chance of terminating his contract, which runs till June 2026.
Pogba will argue in his defence that he took the complement with out figuring out it contained testosterone. He may additionally face legal expenses, with drug doping a legal offence in Italy.
“We’re ready for the outcomes of the counter-analysis and can’t say something till then,” Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta stated in a press release reported by Italian media.
“The one sure factor is that Paul Pogba by no means supposed to interrupt the principles.”