Nevada Attorney General Files Complaint Against Wanderlei Silva For Evading Drug Test
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.05.2014
He was an "unarmed combatant"...
The Nevada attorney general's office has filed its formal complaint against Wanderlei Silva in regard to his evasion of a random drug test before his eventually-cancelled fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. MMAjunkie reports that the complaint defines him as an unarmed combatant, meaning that while he was unlicensed at the time he was still subject to NSAC rules regarding banned substance.
The complaint, which was filed on July 31st, says that Silva had promoted his fight with Sonnen and knew he would compete at UFC 175, noting, "An unarmed combatant shall submit to a urinalysis or chemical test if the commission or a representative of the commission directs him or her to do so."
The office is seeking costs associated with the cast that include investigative costs and attorney's fees, along with whatever punishment the NSAC decides on. Silva has twenty days to respond.