Brazilian professional soccer forward Dodo tested positive for a stimulant -- Fenpropex -- during a routine doping test. Thus began a long series of maneuvers, the latest a ban from the sport.
"Fenpropex" must be Fenproporex, which is a fenfluramine type drug used for appetite suppression. (Wiki says this:
Brazilian forward Dodo will appeal against his two-year doping ban before the Switzerland Supreme Court after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his original suspension earlier this week.
The 34-year-old former Botafogo striker returned a positive test for the amphetamine fenpropex during a routine test on 14 June following a game against Vasco de Gama and is set to be banned until November 2009.
Intially Dodo was banned, however a Brazilian court reversed decision; WADA AND FIFA then appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Dodo was initially banned for 120 days by the Brazilian Tribunal of Sport Justice (STJD), but was acquitted after an appeal following evidence supplied by Botafogo that the test was a result of contaminated caffeine capsules.
FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency both appealed against the decision and on Thursday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the ban.
But Bichara Neto insists CAS do not have jurisdiction over STJD.
'According to the Brazilian laws the STJD is an independent organisation of the Brazilian Football Confederation, so CAS don't have any power to cancel that decision,' he added.
So soon, Dodo will be extinct from soccer for 2 years.