Nevada State Athletic Commisison Proposes Stringent PED Penalties

Update – The below list was apparently voted on and approved with a handful of modifications.  This range of penalties is expected to be in force as of September 2015.  Here is the finalized list as reported by Shawn Al-Shatti 

Tier 1: Sedatives, Muscle relaxants, Sleep aids, Anxiolytics, Opiates, Cannabis

1st offense: 18-month suspension, fine of 30-40% of fighter’s purse
2nd offense: 24-month suspension, fine of 40-50% of fighter’s purse
3rd offense: 36-month suspension, fine of 60-75% of fighter’s purse
4th offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter’s purse

Tier 2: Diuretics being used to cut weight

1st offense: 24-month suspension, fine of 30-40% of fighter’s purse
2nd offense: 36-month suspension, fine of 40-60% of fighter’s purse
3rd offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter’s purse

Tier 3: Stimulants (Amphetamines, Cocaine, Etc.)

1st offense: 24-month suspension, fine of 35-45% of fighter’s purse
2nd offense: 36-month suspension, fine of 50-60% of fighter’s purse
3rd offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter’s purse

Tier 4: Anabolic steroids (includes Testosterone, HGH)

1st offense: 36-month suspension, fine of 50-75% of fighter’s purse
2nd offense: 48-month suspension, fine of 75-100% of fighter’s purse
3rd offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter’s purse

Tier 5: Avoiding testing/detection/urine sample not of human origin or not of tested athletes, Adulterants, Drugs (including diuretics) used as masking agents

1st offense: 48-month suspension, fine of 75% of fighter’s purse
2nd offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter’s purse

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Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting proposing firm penalties for PED use.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto attended the hearing and shared the following document outlining the proposed range of penalties that are being voted on:

NSAC Proposed Guidelines for PED FAilures

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