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ATK Mohun Bagan Player Ashutosh Mehta Fails Dope Test, Banned For 2 Years
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ATK Mohun Bagan Player Ashutosh Mehta Fails Dope Test, Banned For 2 Years

Ashutosh Mehta pleaded that he did not have the intention to consume the substance.© TwitterATK Mohun Bagan's Ashutosh Mehta, who had also made one international appearance, became the first Indian Super League player to be handed a ban for doping as he has been suspended for two years by the NADA's Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel for flunking a dope test. Mehta tested positive for morphine (narcotics) -- specified substance -- in the in-competition test conducted on February 8 during an ISL match played in Goa. The 31-year-old player accepted provisional suspension, which was optional in his case, on June 24.Mehta pleaded that he did not have the intention to consume narcotic substance and he wanted the benefit of substantial assistance clause.In the his defense, he claimed that a tea...