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Jake Livermore returns to training after escaping ban for positive cocaine test

Damian Spellman

Published 10/09/2015 | 13:53

Hull's Jake Livermore
Hull's Jake Livermore

Hull midfielder Jake Livermore will face no punishment after testing positive for cocaine, the Football Association has announced.

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Livermore, 25, admitted a breach of the FA's anti-doping regulations, but revealed at an independent regulatory commission hearing last week that the death of his new-born son Jake Junior in May 2014 had had a significant impact on him.

In its written reasons, published on Thursday, the commission ruled that the offence "only occurred as a result of the severe impairment of Mr Livermore's cognitive functions and judgment caused by the circumstances for which he was in no way at fault".

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