New York Red Bulls rocked as pair hit with drugs ban

New York Red Bulls pair Jon Conway and Jeff Parke have been suspended by MLS for failed drug tests. The New York Times says the two players were suspended for 10 games — the final two games of the regular season and the playoffs, should the team qualify. Conway and Parke were also fined 10 percent of their salaries after testing positive for androstatriendione (ATD) and boldenone metabolites, performance-enhancing substances that were purchased over the counter at a vitamin store. Conway’s salary this season is $115,000, while Parke was due to earn $58,487.

New York Red Bulls pair Jon Conway and Jeff Parke have been suspended by MLS for failed drug tests.

The New York Times says the two players were suspended for 10 games — the final two games of the regular season and the playoffs, should the team qualify. Conway and Parke were also fined 10 percent of their salaries after testing positive for androstatriendione (ATD) and boldenone metabolites, performance-enhancing substances that were purchased over the counter at a vitamin store. Conway’s salary this season is $115,000, while Parke was due to earn $58,487.

“MLS has one of the strictest drug policies in professional sports and holds its athletes both responsible and accountable for what they put into their bodies,” Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “This is an important statement as to the high standards to which we hold our players.”

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