Dan Carter, Joe Rokococo and Juan Imhoff cleared of doping
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 18/10/16 12:33pm
Racing 92 have confirmed that All Blacks legend Dan Carter and two other players have been "cleared of all suspicion" by a doping probe.
Carter, fellow former All Black Joe Rokococo and Argentinian winger Juan Imhoff were the target of an investigation by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation (FFR).
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The trio had tested positive for corticosteroids following last season's Top 14 final in which Racing beat Toulon 29-21.
"The FFR medical commission has cleared of all suspicion against the medical procedures of Racing 92," said a club statement.
Carter posted on social media: "I just received the ruling from the FFR today.
"No surprises that the FFR's ruling was that I'd done nothing wrong. I hold my integrity and the game of rugby's integrity in the highest regard.
"I love this game and owe so much to rugby that I would never do anything intentionally to bring it into disrepute.
"Whilst this whole episode is disappointing and frustrating, I support the authorities who work hard to ensure our game is played fairly. I am glad that we can now put all this behind us so I can now concentrate on playing rugby."
The hearing took place last week after the FFR opened a disciplinary case.
Racing 92 denied that Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff, a star winger for Argentina, breached anti-doping rules.
The club said the trio had received treatment days before the June 24 final and in full compliance with national and international anti-doping rules.