LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport has banned Brazilian forward Jobson for two years after he failed doping tests following two league matches while addicted to cocaine.
However, the ruling allows the 23-year-old player to resume his career in March 2012 because he already served six months and the case took so long to prosecute.
The CAS panel upheld a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal to extend Jobson's ban after a Brazilian sports tribunal fixed his suspension at six months.
Jobson, who publicly acknowledged his addiction, played for Botafogo when he failed the tests in November and December 2009. He asked the court to take his poor upbringing into account and denied using cocaine to enhance his performance.