FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after failing drug test — SBP

(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.