The former Ohio University standout never made it, however, and was instead handed a two-year suspension from FIBA for failing a drug test. But it wasn’t performance enhancing drugs, recreational drugs or any of the other usual suspects that thwarted Cooper.
His drug test, according to Eurohoops.net, revealed that he was pregnant.
The test on the urine that Cooper provided revealed the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, which is a hormone made by the placenta during pregnancy. That urine, per the report, actually belonged to his girlfriend — who likely didn’t know she was pregnant at the time.
So, FIBA suspended Cooper for fraud. He’s eligible to return on June 20, 2020.
I mean I have to admit. Pretty hilarious. The plan probably could have worked too. He used his girlfriend’s pee to pass a drug test knowing she was clean. But little did he know she was pregnant. I guess congratulations to the couple? Unfortunately, he needs to find work as he is suspended for one year.