Testing positive for cocaine on the evening of the first day of Top 14, on August 20, the young La Rochelle third row Oscar Jegou was suspended for a month by the French Anti-Doping Agency, reveals L'Équipe. The under-20 world champion, suspended as a precautionary measure, has therefore served his sanction and can now play again.
If the usual scale is three months, his sentence was reduced because the player, who had pleaded a “youthful error” had immediately consulted a doctor to follow a treatment program and had agreed to participate in addiction awareness operations with the French Rugby Federation.
Stade Rochelais, for its part, has decided not to terminate its contract and to support Oscar Jegou in his desire to heal. Still according to the sports daily, the third row accepted the AFLD sanction and will not appeal.