Report: D.J. Cooper suspended by FIBA for faking drug test that revealed he was pregnant
D.J. Cooper stepped away from AS Monaco late in 2018 for â€śfamily reasons,â€ť though he attempted to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player later that year.
The former Ohio University standout never made it, however, and was instead handed a two-year suspension from FIBA for failing a drug test. But it wasnâ€™t performance enhancing drugs, recreational drugs or any of the other usual suspects that thwarted Cooper.
His drug test, according to Eurohoops.net, revealed that he was pregnant.
The test on the urine that Cooper provided revealed the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, which is a hormone made by the placenta during pregnancy. That urine, per the report, actually belonged to his girlfriend â€” who likely didnâ€™t know she was pregnant at the time.
So, FIBA suspended Cooper for fraud. Heâ€™s eligible to return on June 20, 2020.