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Edinburgh’s John Hardie suspended over alleged cocaine use

Scotland flanker John Hardie’s suspension by Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh is for the alleged use of cocaine. 

The Edinburgh Evening News has reported that the 29-year-old has NOT failed a drugs test, but was suspended pending an inquiry after a concerned individual got in touch with Murrayfield to report his alleged behaviour.


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As of this time, no timescale has been put on the length of the suspension, which will be determined by how quickly information is revealed by the investigation. T

The Edinburgh flanker will not be in the Scotland squad for the Autumn Tests which will now be announced tomorrow rather than today.

Hardie, who is thought to have had an initial conversation with officials before his suspension was announced on Friday, has won 16 caps since arriving here shortly before the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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