Sydney Roosters forward Martin Kennedy is set to become the next NRL player to face a suspension from ASADA for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs.
It was reported this morning Kennedy could be handed an infraction notice as early as today. Players and coaching staff from the Cronulla Sharks were also suspended last year, including coach Shane Flanagan who forced to watch the entire 2014 season from the sidelines due to his role in the ASADA scandal.
Martin Kennedy was a part of the 2013 NRL Premiership winning team with the Sydney Roosters but spent last season at the Brisbane Broncos before moving back to Bondi this season. He has been named to play in Sydney’s round three match against the Penrith Panthers – however he is likely to miss out due to his suspension.
This comes just weeks after several players from the Gold Coast Titans were indefinitely suspended for cocaine use.
The NRL will release a statement regarding Kennedy’s situation later today. – Chris Matthews-Darby
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