Odesnik Accepts Voluntary Suspension
Posted by gauloises1 on April 19, 2010
Brief update on the HGH saga: Wayne Odesnik has taken what the ITF calls a ‘voluntary provisional suspension’ from ATP and ITF events – but could start playing again at any time he chooses.
“How long that suspension will remain in place will be at the discretion of the player, but we would normally expect it to continue through to the point at which a tribunal renders a decision on the case,” said Stuart Miller, the head of the ITF’s anti-doping program. “Technically, the length of any withdrawal is his choice.”
Odesnik will face an independent tribunal in the next two months and could be banned for up to two years. The current suspension, because it’s voluntary in nature, will count towards whatever sentence he serves.