(ABANTE) Maari naman umanong iapela ni Justin Brownlee ang resulta ng isinagawang doping test ng International Testing Agency (ITA), ayon kay Senador Christopher ‘Bong’ Go.
“This matter raises concern. I encourage Justin Brownlee to make himself readily available in order to have his samples re-analyzed, as provided by anti-doping protocols, before the issue will be adjudicated by the appropriate world sports body,” pahayag ni Go, chairman ng Senate committee on sports.
“And whatever the final findings would be, we will cross the bridge when we get there, so to speak,” dagdag pa niya.
Sinabi naman ni Senador Jinggoy Estrada na may mga mekanismo ang mga Philippine sports official at si Brownlee para iapela ang ang kaniyang kaso.
“As of now, there are certain mechanisms available for our sports officials and Mr. Justin Brownlee to appeal his case, and I am optimistic that they will take the necessary steps to address his current situation,” saad ni Estrada.
“It is crucial to remember that his doping allegations are still under investigation and have not been resolved yet. It might be too early to form any opinions or judgments until more details become available,” sambit pa niya.
Ayon sa report, nagpositbo si Brownlee para sa ipinagbabawal na Carboxy-THC, isang substance na konektado sa paggamit ng marijuana.
Pinangunahan ni Brownlee ang Gilas Pilipinas sa pagsungkit ng gintong medalya sa men’s basketball noong Oktubre 6 o isang araw bago kinuha ang sample ng naturalize player. (Dindo Matining)