You may know Ben’s younger brother Ricky and his recent controversial drug doping scandal (which stripped him of his 3rd place CrossFit title at the 2017 CrossFit Games), but now it’s older brother Ben’s time in the drug scandal limelight.
Some may say, did he not learn from Ricky’s drug ban? We can confidently say he did not, as he tested positive for banned substances (Endurobol – a metabolic modulator), after withdrawing from the Down Under CrossFit Championships held here in Australia. He copped a 4-year ban from the sport, not being able to compete competitively until May 17,2023.
But now Ben has hit back at critiques, responding to his recent ban;
“Firstly, I would like to refute any suggestion that I intentionally took GW1516 metabolites. I have absolutely no incentive to take PEDs ion any way and it goes against my core values as a person and competitor…”
He goes on to further state;
“Some people have been quick to judge, claiming that ‘I should have known better’ after my brother Ricky’s ban in 2017…..”
Ben has provided an independent sample to ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority) for further testing.
We hope what he is claiming is true, but we will wait to see what ASADA reveals with the independent testing.
Click here to read Ben's full response https://www.instagram.com/p/BzJ0yqenJja/