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Dirty Diana: Taurasi’s “B” Sample Tests Positive For Banned Stimulant By Turkish Lab

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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.

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