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Weston tennis player Wayne Odesnik retires after second doping ban

Wayne Odesnik returns a shot during a first-round match against Bjorn Phau of Germany at Wimbledon on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
Wayne Odesnik returns a shot during a first-round match against Bjorn Phau of Germany at Wimbledon on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. AP

Wayne Odesnik of Weston was banned from the professional tour for 15 years for a second doping violation.

Odesnik, 29, who already served a suspension from April 2010 to August 2011 for importing human growth hormone to Australia, announced his retirement shortly after news of the current ban was released.

“In December 2014, I unknowingly ingested a contaminated over-the-counter supplement,” Odesnik said in a statement.

“Upon learning of my positive test result, I was heartbroken as words could not describe my shock and disappointment. Being the most tested American tennis player on tour, I would never knowingly have taken any chance of consuming a banned substance.”

He is considering legal action against the supplement supplier.

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