Jake Livermore avoids ban

Hull City midfielder charged for drug abuse

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore won’t be banned despite being tested positive for cocaine.

The 25-year-old suffered a suspension from the FA and the club back in May after he was tested positive for the drug, and he remained out for the remainder of the season.

At the end of the campaign, Hull were relegated to the Championship and it was believed the midfielder could be banned for up to two-years.

However, it’s now been revealed that Livermore won’t be banned and will be able to play football again.

Speaking about the saga, Steve Bruce admitted that Livermore went through a tough time and decided to keep his problems to himself rather than seek help.

Bruce Comments on Livermore

“There’s no question it was a mitigating factor,” said Bruce to the BBC last month.

“Unfortunately he lost his baby just after the FA Cup final last year.

“Jake has kept all of the problems that he had to himself. All footballers think they are macho-men but they have problems like everybody else.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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