The California State Athletic Commission finalized the suspensions and fines stemming from the positive drug results of Royce Gracie, Johnnie Morton, and Tim Persey after the post-fight testing for K-1 Dynamite!! USA on June 2nd earlier today.
As it pertains to Gracie - He chose to not submit an appeal his suspension and fine for testing positive for Nandrolone, a type of anabolic steroid. Gracie was fined $2500 and will serve his one year suspension.
Morton tested positive for unusually high levels of testosterone and then failed to submit a test for drugs of abuse to the CSAC. He also failed to appear in front of the comission in order to give an explanation for his actions. Morton was then fined $7500 and his athlete’s license in the state of California has been revoked. He is eligible to apply for a new license in one year.
Persey did not appeal his suspension after testing positive for the drug methamphetamine. Persey was fined $1000 and suspended for six months.
Sherdog.com is reporting K-1 heavyweight Tim “Big Perm” Persey tested positive for methamphetamine following his loss to Jonathan Wiezorek.
Heavyweight Tim Persey of Irvine, Calif., tested positive for methamphetamine following his stoppage loss to Jonathan Wiezorek last Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The CSAC has handed Persey a $1,000 fine along with a six-month suspension. Persey will be given 60 days to appeal the fine and suspension.
Here is a blurb about methamphetamine from Wikipedia:
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant which affects neurochemical mechanisms responsible for regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, appetite, attention, mood and responses associated with alertness or alarm conditions. The acute effects of the drug closely resemble the physiological and psychological effects of an epinephrine-provoked fight-or-flight response, including increased heart rate and blood pressure, vasoconstriction (constriction of the arterial walls), bronchodilation, and hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar). Users experience an increase in focus, increased mental alertness, and the elimination of fatigue, as well as a decrease in appetite.
Users must also take caution and avoid being showered by cold water, riding high-speed roller coasters, consuming caffeine powered drinks, or exercising and weight lifting, as these actions can trigger hypertension, nervousness, extreme rapid heartbeat, dilated heartbeat, or sudden death.
News and Notes
- According to reports, Tim “Big Perm” Persey, has tested positive for meth and he now faces a $1,000 fine and a six-month suspension.
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