The Football Association may show Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore additional leniency after the 25-year-old tested positive for cocaine use while struggling to deal with the unexpected death of his new-born child.
The Daily Mail is reporting Livermore could be facing up to a two-year suspension for the failed drugs test, but the FA may take into account the uniquely tragic personal circumstances surrounding the 25-year-old at the time.
It is understood the night out which saw Livermore using cocaine came only days after he learned the outcome from an inquest into the death of his child.
Livermore has been stood down by the FA and Hull since he was charged in May.
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