Michael Fogerty

Date published: Monday, December 6, 2010

Oldham RLFC can confirm that their former player Michael Fogerty has been suspended by UK Anti-Doping for a period of three months after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations.

The RFL issued a statement in which it was said that Fogerty was found to have provided a sample containing cannabis. His suspension commenced on October 11, 2010.

The Oldham club fully supports the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the UK Anti-Doping programme as well as the RFL’s enforcement of their policies.

Fogerty said: “I want to apologise for what has gone on to everybody at the club and to all the fans. It was a silly mistake and now I have to learn by my mistake.

“Last season was my best yet and for that I have to thank the Oldham club and all the fans. I made a lot of friends. I have let them down and I am so sorry. I have already apologised to people at the club but now I want to apologise publicly to the supporters.

“It was a great year for me at my hometown club and I am desperately sorry that it has all had to end in this way.”