International

Livermore to escape drug ban

2015-09-09 16:07
Jake Livermore (hullcitytigers.com)

London - Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore, who tested positive for cocaine in April, is set to avoid a ban due to extenuating circumstances, British media reported on Wednesday.

The BBC and newspapers said the positive test had come after the death of the 25-year-old England international's newborn child.

"There is no question it was a mitigating factor," Hull manager Steve Bruce said last month. "Jake has kept all of the problems that he had to himself. All footballers think they are macho men but they have problems like everybody else."

The BBC said a Football Association disciplinary hearing had taken place last week at which it was decided Livermore would not be banned.

There was no immediate comment from the club, relegated to the Championship (second tier) at the end of last season.

Read more on:    jake livermore  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.