The player, whose name has not yet been released, is now under investigation and scrutiny from coach Jimmy Stonehouse. At a media briefing after the match, Stonehouse said he had instructed all his players, cleaning staff, administration clerks and security personnel to make use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS).
“The player has been sent home and his parents ordered to take care of him until he is able to face the music,” said Stonehouse. The drug the players had been told to use was Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The player insists he simply forgot to do so.
A source close to the Steval Pumas said last week one of the cleaning staff accidentally pushed a hole through the door of Stonehouse’s SUV while washing it. The staff member then, in a fit of rage, tipped the car onto its roof and resigned.
Stonehouse could could not be reached for further comment today. His agent said he was busy moving house. Literally.
Steval Pumas upset the Cell C Sharks 32 – 22 in an aggressively contested match last night.