Nicolas Jarry: Sponsors believed me but Nike still suspended out contract



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Nicolas Jarry: Sponsors believed me but Nike still suspended out contract

Chile's Nicolas Jarry says his sponsors believed him that he didn't take the banned substance knowingly but Nike still suspended their contract. Just before the Australian Open, Jarry was provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping rules.

At the Davis Cup Finals last November, the Chilean tested positive for Ligandrol and Stanozolol.

Earlier this week, Jarry escaped a maximum two-year ban as he received an 11-month suspension. "It is apparent that the consumption of bespoke supplements, in particular those made in compound pharmacies in South America, carries with it a significant degree of risk," the ITF said in a statement.

"The ITF urges all players to exercise extreme caution in considering whether to use supplements and warns that any [doping] violation that results from the ingestion of contaminated supplements will likely lead to a significant period of ineligibility."

After the suspension was announced, former world No. 38 Jarry once again underlined that he wasn't aware what he was really taking at the time. "With a clear conscience I tell you that we were able to prove that the prohibited substances identified in the test, were originated in the Brazilian laboratory which cross contaminated my vitamins," Jarry said in a statement on his Twitter account.