General Cowboy sacked for cocaine

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As the queen would say they've had an "annus horribilis"

https://www.smh.com.au/news/league/cowboy-sacked-for-cocaine/2006/08/24/1156012658979.html

North Queensland prop Mitchell Sargent has been sacked by the club after returning a positive drugs test.

But it was unclear this afternoon whether Sargent would face the mandatory two-year ban adopted by the NRL under the World Anti Doping Authority code, as the positive result was returned in an in-house test.

Sargent, a first-grade player who represented NSW Country earlier this year, tested positive to cocaine, Cowboys chief executive Peter Parr announced this afternoon.

"Mitchell Sargent had a promising career with the Cowboys until today," Mr Parr said.

"The message to our players is clear - use drugs and you are out."

The club was notifed yesterday that Sargent had tested positive in an initial "A" test conducted on Sunday.

He was immediately summoned to the club for a meeting yesterday.

At that meeting Sargent admitted using cocaine after the game on Saturday and waived his right to a second "B" test, the club said in a statement.

A drugs tribunal hearing is expected to be convened as soon as possible.

The Herald revealed today that the Cowboys had begun in-house drugs testing.
 

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