Maroussi was shocked to find out that its point-guard, Tony Widen tested positive for a banned substance at its home game against PAOK last Saturday.
The northern Athens club announced on Monday that Widen was found to have the 4-Methyl-2-Hexanamine substance in his sample.
Maroussi suggested that this substance is found in weight loss pills, which Widen occasionally used without the club’s authorization and on his own initiative to control his weight. He also failed to report their use to the doping test officials, so he is now facing a long ban.
As a result Maroussi is forced to look for another foreign point-guard to strengthen its roster for the restart of the league in the New Year. Still, it suggested it may keep Widen in its roster and use him after the end of likely ban.