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A few days ago they saw they arch-rivals, Boca Juniors, win the championship. Now, it was another type of bad news that rocked the historic Argentinian club.
Uruguay international Camilo Mayada failed a drug test, so did Lucas Martinez Quarta, with the latter already getting provisionally suspended by CONMEBOL.
Mayada was picked to go through a doping test after a Copa Libertadores game on May 18 versus Melgar. Martinez Quarta was tested a week earlier, after another Libertadores match against Emelec.
For the time being, River are standing by their players, claiming that if their samples were bad indeed, they must have taken something without knowing it.
Faced with the situation of Camilo Mayada and Lucas Martinez Quarta, the club is working to understand exactly what has happened
an official River statement read.
The club vehemently strengthens the assumption of a contamination in some of the products commonly used as supplements
River also claimed, having already asked for their B samples to be analyzed, hoping that the confusion will get cleared out, and the innocence of the two players will be proved beyond doubt.
If that weren’t enough, fresh reports in Argentinian media claim that even Sebastian Driussi tested positive to the same substance, further fuelling River’s belief that this must be some sort of contamination.