Crew's Williams suspended 10 games

[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.

3 comments about "Crew's Williams suspended 10 games".
  1. Molly Wilsbacher, June 9, 2011 at 12:20 p.m.

    I am really surprised that the use of an over the counter drug can result in a suspension equal to what was given for the intentional maiming and infliction of a season ending injury to another player. I just don't get it.

  2. Amos Annan, June 9, 2011 at 12:39 p.m.

    Too much of a penalty for this LEGAL substance.

  3. David Huff, June 9, 2011 at 6:29 p.m.

    Garber/Gulati need to be suspended given their rabid support of forcing Team Bradley on us all.

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