Sheffield Utd keeper suspended for doping

Updated: 07 July 2009 15:29 IST

Sheffield United have suspended goalkeeper Paddy Kenny after he tested positive for the banned drug ephedrine, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

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Sheffield United have suspended goalkeeper Paddy Kenny after he tested positive for the banned drug ephedrine, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

Kenny, 31, faces a ban after the urine sample he provided after May's play-off semi-final against Preston was found to contain traces of the stimulant.

"We can confirm that Paddy Kenny has been suspended by the club. This is an ongoing, confidential matter and as such we are unable to comment further," a Sheffield United spokesman said:.

Kenny, a Republic of Ireland international, now faces an FA disciplinary inquiry and could face a suspension of up to two years.

Ephedrine is on the list of the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substances.

However, it is contained in some treatments for the common cold and a positive test does not bring an automatic two-year ban.

Topics : Football Sheffield United
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