Doug Marshall Fails Drug Test Following Bellator 109
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.16.2013
He's been suspended...
Doug Marshall has reportedly failed a post-fight drug test after a loss to Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 109. The head of Pennsylvania's athletic commission has revealed that Marshall tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance and has been suspended.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Marshall has been suspended until February 7th and must both pay a fine and retake a test. The Athletic Commission tests for performance enhancers and drugs of abuse.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a press release, "Greg Sirb at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission operates one of the best commissions in the country. Doug Marshall will have to adhere to any and every penalty that the Pennsylvania Commission delivers. When competing at the highest level, fighters are expected to train and prepare for their fights according to the rules and should fully expect to be tested at every Bellator event."