Dirty Diana: Taurasi’s “B” Sample Tests Positive For Banned Stimulant By Turkish Lab
WNBA superstar Diana Taurasi received some more bad news this week, after her “B” sample tested the same way as her “A” sample did for doping- Dirty. Seems that a Turkish lab (who some of Taurasi’s teammates are denouncing as super shady) found the banned stimulant Modafinil in Taurasi’s sample.
Modafinil is a mild stimulant used to treat excessive fatigue and sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or other sleep disorders, and it’s included in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances.
As a result, Turkish club Fenerbahce terminated Taurasi’s contract and suspended the former UCONN player for an indefinite amount of time, significantly reducing her offseason bread and perhaps tarnishing her illustrious basketball legacy.