European Basketball Player Fails Drug Test

D.J. Cooper was an aspiring American European basketball player. He was looking forward to his future in the NBA before stepping away from A Monaco late in 2018. The reason for dropping out was due to “family reason,” however, the following year he made an attempt to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player.

Unfortunately, the former Ohio University basketball star couldn’t make it on the Bosnian team. Instead, the received a two-year suspension from the FIBA for failing a drug test. Now, when most players fail, it’s due to using performance-enhancing drug or recreation drugs. Honestly, any unusual suspects can mess up a players chance of playing on a team. However, Cooper awkwardly test suggested that he was pregnant.

The European basketball player had to provide a urine sample before being able to join the FIBA. However, his sample had the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG. This particular human comes about from the placenta of a pregnant woman. At the time of his test, his girlfriend more than likely did not know that she was pregnant. It was her urine that copper used to try and pass the drug test.

European Basketball Player From The U.S. Fails Drug Test Which Claims He Is Pregnant

So, due to the urine not being his, Cooper was suspended for two years. The young player will e eligible to return and try for another round on June 20, 2020.

From 2009-2013, Cooper was a standout player for the Bobcats. During his college years, he was able to start for almost every game. He was averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. After not being on the draft, the guard chose to see how things would pan out for him playing in Europe. He was able to play for two seasons in the Greek League, for both Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. Then, he was able to play in the French league for three different teams.