Taurasi tests positive for banned substance
NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for WNBA standout Diana Taurasi tells The Associated Press that the former UConn star has tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro basketball league overseas.
Howard Jacobs said Thursday night that Taurasi's A sample came back positive from a Turkish lab and she was provisionally suspended by the Turkish league she's playing in. Taurasi has requested that her B sample be tested.
Jacobs said the substance “was not a steroid or recreational drug,” however he refused to say identify it.
The Phoenix Mercury star served one day in jail and was suspended by the WNBA for two games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a DUI charge.
She has already missed the last three games with Fenerbahce, her team in Turkey.
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