Nike Suspends Contract With Maria Sharapova After She Admits To Failing A Drug Test

Nike has suspended its relationship with Maria Sharapova, the company announced Monday.

Sharapova announced earlier Monday she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. She was informed by the International Tennis Federation that she tested positive for Meldonium, which was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances on Jan. 1, 2016. Sharapova said she has legally been taking the drug for 10 years.

 

“We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova,” Nike said in a statement. “We have decided to suspend our relationship with Maria while the investigation continues. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

 

Source – Sports Illustrated

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