January 28th, 2010

Adrian Mutu: Drug Test Failure, Part II

The Italian Football Federation has announced that a sample taken from Mutu after a Fiorentina v. Bari match on January 10 tested positive for doping agents and showed traces of Sibutramin. His pick of poison? An anti-obesity appetite supressant – something we don’t get as we can’t find an ounce of fat on homeboy’s body.

As you may know, this is the second drug test failure for Mutu in five years. He also tested positive for cocaine while playing for Chelsea in 2004. The club sought compensation from Mutu and  in July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of Roman the Russian Oligarch. Mutu was ordered to pay  his former team £14.6m (plus interest) but we imagined the CAS would somehow find it in their hearts to keep this pretty man’s pockets full.

Earlier this season he had been under close watch by his coach after being ruled unstable due to the effects of the settlement. He requested to donate to charity and later  admitted that he was buggin’ about his debt. Mutu said he couldn’t sleep or eat – which raises the obvious Q – why the need for an appetite reducing stimulant? Why not just do it the old-fashioned Shake Weight way?

Italian reports, naturally, are speculating that the Viola player has relapsed, citing the similarities between the effects of cocaine and Sibutramin, and claim he could face a ban of 1 – 4 years. His agent supposedly declared that if he were to receive a lengthy ban, he should start practicing his best Miss Universe pageant wave because his career will be over.

As for now, Mutu was escorted off today’s Fiorentina practice pitch and has been suspended from football in the UK and EU until further notice.

We hope this is all jut a mix-up with fat Ronaldo, though, because we can’t bear the thought of Mutu being sidelined anymore. His beauty mark certainly belongs on the pitch where we can see it. And his money belongs in a safe place. Like with us.

First spotted at Soccer Portal

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18 Responses to “Adrian Mutu: Drug Test Failure, Part II”

  1. Shipra says:

    I find it kinda sad and depressing as I like mutu so much. Hope he's not guiltyor something. I know this is my 3rd post but I just can't stop writing about it!

  2. Eugen says:

    I took sybutramine. I felt bad and it didn't even work. And "performance enhancing"? More like performance degrading … :(

    • Shipra says:

      Any idea why these are considered in the category of Performance Enhancing Drugs, because they don’t seem to work.

  3. Shipra says:

    I feel for the poor boy, though! I don;t know but I'm sure loads of other players take those too, why catch him in the act all the time?

  4. Lena says:

    He probably took the diet pill for the caffeine in them. Some people find the boost a lot better than regular caffeine pills. I know I seem to have more energy if I pop a trim spa than if I pop a nodose.

  5. Dita says:

    My ex is a professional baseball player here in America and it was very common in the league for players to take weight loss pills as they would increase their energy and stamina. They weren't considered illegal in terms of the league's policy. Hope this helps resolve the mystery of weight loss pills in sports.

  6. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    Oh no. Not again.

    We all have our demons though. Here’s to helping him find and rid himself of his own.

  7. anna says:

    His pick of poison? An anti-obesity appetite supressant – something we don’t get as we can’t find an ounce of fat on homeboy’s body.

    I would imagine, like the media is speculating, that the appetite supressant *is" related to the coke usage. If he does have a drug problem, and his drug of choice is uppers-well, ground up and snorted diet pills would be a lot like coke.

    No respectable doctor would prescribe a professional athlete with a substance abuse history diet pills.

    I certainly hope he hope that he can continue and maintain his sobriety.

  8. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    I heard about this and hoped soooo much that it was a joke. sigh. I hope he sorts himself out.

  9. Winnie says:

    This boy has major problems. Cheating in the name of sports.

  10. Anna says:

    there’s a huge debate about this subject in Romania now…and well opinions are on both sides…either it’s simply a mistake at the doping test or he’s guilty….

    assuming he’s guilty…i mean really if you decide to take smth that’s on the list of banned substances on the anti-doping committee…and well the federation rules did it have to be anti-obesity pills? WTF? at least take some cocaine…j/k ….well anyways hopefully he’ll decide to take the counter-expertise which will prove him not-guilty…cause if the result confirms the first one…he’ll get at least 1 year suspension as it’s not his first time…and it could get to 2years or even more… i dont know if it will be the end of his career…but it might as well be…one year off is hard to get back…

  11. Boston Red says:

    That is very sad. Hope he gets help.

  12. Missy Manchester says:

    wow. I wonder what it will take for him to hit rock bottom and get the help he needs? :(

  13. HiL says:

    the boy will never learn..

  14. CNB says:

    Very sad news. I sincerely hope that Adrian Mutu finds a way to deal with his demons.

    • Lisa says:

      Very sad news. I hate to hear this or even think that the Footballer’s I love are doing this kind of thing.
      Depressing.