(Eagle News) — Kiefer Ravena was suspended for 18 months by FIBA after testing positive for prohibited substances.
Samahan ng Basketbol ng Pilipinas said on Monday, May 28, that Ravena failed a drug test conducted by the organization in February, during a World Cup qualifying window.
According to SBP President Al Panlilio, Ravena tested positive for 4-methylhexan-2-amine (methylhexaneamine), 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), and higenamine — substances on the 2018 WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.
Ravena has apologized.
“I will take full responsibility for my actions despite how painful and dreadful it is. I took this drink without analyzing what its ingredients are,” said Ravena.
“I am a responsible man. I will face the consequences no matter how painful and life changing they may be,” he added.