Ex-AFL player banned four years for drugs

Former AFL-listed player Josh Glenn has been suspended for four years after testing positive to steroids while playing in South Australia's state league.

A former AFL-listed player has been suspended for four years after testing positive to drugs while playing in South Australia's state league.

Norwood's Josh Glenn, who played five AFL games for Gold Coast in 2015, was caught with a type of anabolic steroid in his system.

Glenn tested positive in a post-game test after playing for Norwood in a SANFL game in June last year.

The 25-year-old was provisionally suspended by the SANFL in August last year.

The SANFL said on Monday that Glenn had waived his right to an anti-doping hearing and been given the maximum four-year suspension from playing at any level.

Glenn told Norwood he had taken the steroids before signing with the club for the 2018 season.

"Josh admitted to taking the substances when he was not listed with any SANFL club and was therefore not bound by the (anti-doping) code," Norwood's president Paul Di Iulio said in a statement.

"However, the ongoing presence of the substances ... while participating in a match for Norwood Football Club constitutes an anti-doping rule violation."

SANFL chief executive Joel Parkinson said Glenn had become the first SANFL player suspended for breaching the anti-doping code.


AAP