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Fiorentina striker Mutu fails drugs test

Fiorentina and Romania striker Adrian Mutu has tested positive for the appetite suppressant drug sibutramine, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said in a statement on Thursday, quoted by Reuters. Mutu, sacked by English Premier League club Chelsea in 2004 after using cocaine, gave a positive sample on Jan. 10 at the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Bari. “In the first sample analysed, the presence of a metabolite of sibutramine has been revealed for Adrian Mutu,” the statement said. CONI, which acts as Italy’s anti-doping body, gave no further details but has a long track record of pursuing bans for sportspeople who fail tests — even if they took drugs by accident.

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