Bournemouth face FA anti-doping rules charge

There is no suggestion of actual doping however

BY Raf Diallo 16:52 Friday 17 February 2017, 16:52 17 Feb 2017

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AFC Bournemouth have been charged by the English Football Association for allegedly breaking its anti-doping rules.

It is claimed that the Premier League club failed to ensure the "whereabouts" information of their players was accurate.

But there is no suggestion of actual doping.

Manchester City recently received a £35,000 fine for failing to adhere to the same regulation following a similar FA charge.

The FA confirmed: "AFC Bournemouth have been charged in relation to The FA’s Rules on Anti-Doping.

"It is alleged the club failed to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d).

"Bournemouth have until 23 February 2017 to respond to the charge." 

Under the regulations, clubs must provide accurate details of training sessions and player addresses so that they are available for drug testing at all times.

Having been knocked out of the FA Cup, Bournemouth are not involved in this weekend's fifth round action.

They are currently 14th in their second season at Premier League level, six points above the relegation zone with 13 matches to go in this campaign. 

They are next in action against West Brom on February 25th.

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