[MLS] Columbus Crew player Josh Williams was suspended 10 games and fined 10 percent of his annual salary for violating the MLS substance abuse policy by testing positive for methandienone metabolites, a prohibited performance-enhancing substance.
Williams purchased and ingested an over-the-counter nutritional supplement containing the banned substance. The supplement was purchased from a vitamin store that is part of a national chain.
“There is no place in sport for performance-enhancing drugs,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “We continue to hold our players responsible and accountable for everything they ingest in order to ensure the integrity of our competition."
Williams has made no first-team league appearances in his two seasons with the Crew.