Friday 23 March 2018

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

Hull's Jake Livermore
Hull's Jake Livermore

Damian Spellman

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

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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