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Male Basketball Player Suspended After Drug Test Revealed He Was Pregnant

After being known as a 'standout' basketball player at Ohio University, Donell "D.J." Cooper was attempting to join a team overseas when a drug test revealed that he was pregnant!

It turns out, Cooper used his girlfriend's urine to trick the drug test and that is how they found out they were expecting. Cooper was then given a two-year suspension for submitting someone else's urine for a drug test.

According to Yahoo,

Cooper played at Ohio from 2009 to 2013 and went undrafted. He was a member of the Wizards’ summer league team in 2016. He has spent most of his professional career in Europe with teams in Greece and Monte Carlo. He last played with AS Monaco in 2017. He spent some time coaching with the Bosnian national team,according to RTV Slovenia. He applied for citizenship in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2014.

Yahoo reports that,

The test on the urine that Cooper provided revealed the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG,which is a hormone made by the placenta during pregnancy.
That urine, per the report, actually belonged to his girlfriend—who likely didn’t know she was pregnant at the time.

The International Basketball Federation suspended Cooper for fraud. He's eligible to return to court in June 2020.

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