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Martin Kennedy facing two-year drug ban: reports

Roosters player Martin Kennedy (Photo: AAP)
17th March, 2015

Roosters and former Brisbane prop Martin Kennedy is facing a two-year ban for illegal drug use after reports he will be handed an infraction notice by the NRL.

According to the report on Channel Seven, Kennedy is looking at repercussions for illegal drug use, and his text messages are in the possession of ASADA as evidence.

Aside from former Canberra winger Sandor Earl, no other player outside Cronulla has been issued with an infraction notice.

Kennedy’s name has come up in the investigation before, with the Daily Telegraph naming him as one of the players to be interviewed by ASADA in 2013.

Roosters chief Brian Canavan told Fairfax he doesn’t know of any infraction notice to be handed down.

He has been named on the Roosters bench to play the Panthers this weekend, but if the NRL hands down an infraction notice after the integrity unit meets today he will be stood down and play no role in the action.

It is unclear at this stage what the substance allegedly involved is.

Kennedy returned to the Roosters in 2015 after a stint at the Brisbane Broncos.