Willie Rioli Tests Positive For Cannabis In Second Adverse Finding
West Coast forward Willie Rioli has returned a positive test for cannabis.
The test was conducted following the West Coast Eagles’ elimination final against Essendon.
“The September 5, 2019, sample has tested postitve for a metabolite of cannabis, which is an In-Competition Prohibited Substance under the code,” the AFL said in a statement on Tuesday morning.
The positive reading comes after Rioli’s adverse analytical finding for urine substitution on August 20.
The West Coast Eagles released a statement following the recent news.
“The West Coast Eagles have recently been made aware that a sample taken from Willie Rioli has tested positive for a metabolite of cannabis.
“As stipulated two weeks ago, the club’s primary concern remains the health and wellbeing of Willie. We will continue to support him through this particularly challenging time to assist him while this ongoing investigation runs its course.
“The club will respect the process of the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this case and will co-operate fully with it.
“We expect that these processes will take some months to complete and the club will not be in a position to make further comment until such completion.”
More to come.