Brazilian striker admits cocaine use
Botafogo striker Jobson risks a life ban from football after
failing two dope tests in less than a month and admitting he used
Jobson told SporTV he had used the illicit substance and
“deserves to be punished, but not banned” indefinitely from the
sport because of his “mistake.”
The 21-year-old forward first tested positive for cocaine
after the team’s 2-0 victory against Coritiba on Nov. 8 and then
after a 2-1 win over Palmeiras on Dec. 6, when he scored.
Jobson, whose fate will be decided by a disciplinary
committee meeting, could be handed a life ban.
The speedy striker was one of the greatest up-and-coming
players this season and had already reached an agreement to play
for Cruzeiro next year.