The Intentional Basketball Federation suspended an American basketball player who has been playing in Europe after adrug test revealed that he was pregnant.D.J. Cooperwas trying to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player but had to pass a drug test first.
Cooperpassed the drug testbut was told there was an anomaly with his urine sample. The lab tests revealed the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a hormone made by the placenta during pregnancy. Cooper reportedly tried to beat the test byusing his girlfriend's urine, and it turns out that she was pregnant. It is unclear why Cooper was trying to cheat the drug test.
He was handed a two-year suspension for his actions.
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