Today’s award goes to basketball player D. J. Cooper, an American competing in Europe.
Cooper had to undergo a doping control to potentially join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player. The test results on the urine that Cooper provided as his own, revealed that he’s… pregnant. More precisely, the presence of “gHC”, a hormone the placenta produces after impregnation, was detected in the urine sample.
FIBA immediately suspended the player for fraud. Cooper’s punishment will keep him out of courts until June 20, 2020.
There’s more at the link.
It seems Mr. Cooper “borrowed” his girlfriend’s urine for the sample he had to provide. Neither of them was apparently aware (at the time) of the little bundle of joy on its way to them.
Could his suspension be termed a “pregnant pause” in Mr. Cooper’s career?