Cocaine nights

December 28, 2009 at 21:15 5 comments

Jobson or jobless?

After scoring twice against São Paulo in round 36 of the Brasileiro, Botafogo’s match-winning forward was on a high – quite literally as it turned it. A lucrative contract with Cruzeiro was all but signed and the 21-year-old’s career was set to take off. But following anti-doping tests after the games against Coritiba on November 8th and Palmeiras just under a month later, Jobson tested positive for cocaine and could be kicked out of the profession.

The player, though, has said that he used the drug just once. This came in night of celebration after the game vs São Paulo. After scoring the winning goal, Jobson was red-carded for taking his shirt off and knew he’d miss Botafogo’s next match. “I was out of the game [vs Atlético Paranaense] and I ended up using [cocaine] but it was only that time. Of course, I have to be punished, but not like everyone is saying. I shouldn’t be banned, or prevented from playing. The only thing I know to do is play football”.

Jobson’s fate will be decided by a sport’s tribunal in January.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Matt  |  December 30, 2009 at 18:47

    I thought you were annoucing your plans for New Years Eve when I read the title of your latest post Jon!! 😀

    In all seriousness though, this issue questions social morals not just footballing ones. Personally, I’d like to see Jobson given a fixed term suspension from the game and then being encouraged to use his status as a professional player to promote drug awareness etc. Removing Jobson from football doesn’t address a single thing.

    All the best for 2010!

    Matt

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  December 30, 2009 at 19:41

    a few years ago maybe hahaha it was just a little homage to Ballard really

    will be posting a link to your new site in a few minutes – good luck in the New Year with that!

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  • 3. darren  |  January 1, 2010 at 11:49

    banning him indefinitely would be futile. i hope they see sense and allow him to continue his career, albeit with some sort of community work as a punishment.

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  • 4. Cocaine Treatment  |  January 29, 2010 at 05:57

    I dont quite understand what he thought during he doing why he hadnot think about his future life before do anythings wrong.

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    • 5. pitacodogringo  |  January 29, 2010 at 08:32

      during his tribunal he admitted he’d actually been using crack – got a two-year ban and little sympathy

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The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

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