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Featured News / May 15th, 2017

Jaron Johnson sanctioned for positive drug test

ASADA announced today that Jaron Johnson has been sanctioned for a breach of the WADA Anti-Doping Code after testing positive for cannabis.

He was tested as part of regular in-competition testing after a game against the New Zealand Breakers in November 2016.

Johnson, who was released by the Perth Wildcats in December 2016, is ineligible to participate in any WADA sanctioned sport, from 24 March to 24 June 2017.

NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said: “The NBL takes its responsibility to the World Anti-Doping Code very seriously and there are clear sanctions under Basketball Australia’s Anti-Doping policy for any player that breaches the code.”

The Perth Wildcats released the following statement:

It is disappointing to be advised that Jaron Johnson tested positive to cannabis during his brief time in the NBL.

The Perth Wildcats take a tough stance on all such indiscretions.