Premier League Clubs Respond To Doping Allegations – A number of Premier League clubs have responded to allegations made by Sunday Times that players have used banned substances.
According to The Times, a Dr. Mark Bonar had prescribed banned substances to over 150 sports figures, including a number of Premier League stars.
EPL sides have responded to allegations, with championship side Birmingham City also denying any doping on any of their players’ part.
An Arsenal spokesperson said: “Arsenal Football Club is extremely disappointed by the publication of these false claims which are without foundation. The Sunday Times knows that these allegations are baseless but has preferred to publish regardless. The club takes its responsibilities in this area very seriously and our players are well aware of what is expected.”
Chelsea on their part denied any knowledge whatsoever of the Dr. Bonar. “The claims the Sunday Times put to us are false and entirely without foundation,” the club said. “Chelsea Football Club has never used the services of Dr Bonar and has no knowledge or record of any of our players having been treated by him or using his services. We take the issue of performance-enhancing drugs in sport extremely seriously and comply fully with all anti-doping rules and regulations.”
Leicester City, who lead the league also echoed similar sentiments. The club said: “We are extremely disappointed that the Sunday Times has published unsubstantiated allegations referring to players from clubs including Leicester City when, on its own admission, it has insufficient evidence to support the claims.”