Sydney Roosters prop Martin Kennedy has been hit with an infraction notice by anti-doping agency ASADA, reports in Australia are suggesting.
The NRL confirmed on their website on Wednesday that Kennedy, who is in his second spell with the club after a period with Brisbane Broncos has been issued with a notice regarding the possession of banned substances.
The statement said: “The NRL today issued Sydney Roosters player Martin Kennedy with a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the NRL’s Leagues Anti-Doping Policy.
“The Notice alleges that Mr Kennedy breached the Policy through the possession and attempted use of banned substances.
“The NRL will not be making further comment until Mr Kennedy has had the opportunity to respond to the NRL.”
The Roosters themselves issued a statement, detailing that they too will not be making any comment on the matter until Kennedy has replied to the NRL.
“The Sydney Roosters have been advised by the NRL that Martin Kennedy has been issued a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the NRL’s Leagues Anti-Doping Policy,” they said.
“The Club has only today been made aware of the allegations against Kennedy and wishes to reinforce that the Club maintains the absolute highest standards in its own policies and governance.
“The Roosters will not be making any further comment until Kennedy has had the opportunity to respond to the NRL.”