Chael Sonnen Accepts NSAC Allegations on Failed Drug Tests, Waives Right to Hearing
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.09.2014
Sonnen’s legal team responds…
MMAjunkie reports that Chael Sonnen has sent a letter to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, accepting responsibility for his failed drug tests and said he will not appeal the complaint against him.
You can read the letter sent to the Nevada attorney general's office on behalf of Sonnen's lawyer and legal rep. The letter reads that Sonnen "does not dispute any of the factual allegations" in an amended complaint filed this past month, and Sonnen "accepts responsibility for his actions and will comply with the commission in the prompt resolution of this matter."
In addition, Sonnen waived his right to a hearing, but said he would appear before the NSAC if called for to receive any punishment for his drug test failure. Sonnen faces suspension of his Nevada license and fines related to the complaint.
Sonnen's representative, Jeff Meyer, also asked for the commission to take into Sonnen's cooperation with the random testing, honesty when confronted with the findings, and the fact that "Sonnen did not compete while on the banned substances mentioned in the First Amended Complaint" when deciding Sonnen's punishment. Meyer added that Sonnen's relationships with UFC and Fox were "terminated" as a result of his actions and he "no longer has any endorsement relations."
The NSAC is set to review Sonnen's case during a regular meeting on July 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.