After a provisional doping suspension issued last June (which we wrote about here), former top junior César Ramirez has learned his fate.
The Mexican player received a four-year ban, backdated to April 12, 2018.
The story is complex. (You can read the full report here).
In a nutshell, either Ramirez wanted a trainer he was working with to take the fall.
Or the trainer, Alvaro Gonzalez, switched to banned drugs to get better results – to advance his own career.
Either way – the lesson is obvious: don’t deal with random trainers in random gyms that you don’t know very well.