Monday, August 5, 2019

Cause of basketball player,, DJ Cooper’s suspension revealed as pregnancy

D.J. Cooper, who was once a stand-out basketball player during his time at Ohio University, was suspended from competition by the International Basketball Federation (better known as FIBA) back in 2018.

Now, according to a new report from Eurohoops, Cooper’s two-year-long suspension came after a drug test administered by the governing body revealed that he was pregnant.

Cooper–who was looking to join the Bosnian national team last year–tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that’s produced by pregnant women. Of course, this means that the urine used for the test wasn’t actually his, but instead, came from Cooper’s pregnant girlfriend.

FIBA immediately suspended the player for fraud. Cooper’s suspension means that he is ineligible to play internationally until June of 2020.