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Cheshire Jets guard John Simpson fails drug test

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Cheshire Jets guard John Simpson has had his contract terminated with immediate effect after he tested positive for marijuana.

Simpson was banned from playing during an UK Anti-Doping tribunal on Sunday.

"John has let himself and the club down and I know he regrets what he did," said club director Peter Hawkins.

"As a club we always strive to set the highest standards of behaviour and therefore had no hesitation in terminating John's contract."

The news comes after the Jets' 92-82 victory over the Leicester Riders on Sunday.

Cheshire were comfortable for most of the game and had a 20-point lead going into the final quarter thanks to 20 point hauls from Jerrah Young and Shawn Myers.

They stay above Everton Tigers in fifth place and have a game in hand on their local rivals.



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