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Wanderlei Silva Court Imposed Re-Hearing Delayed Due to Snafu

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Wanderlei Silva‘s lifetime ban is set to be lifted, but he’ll have to wait at least another month to learn the final outcome of the reconsideration of his Nevada-Athletic-Commission imposed sanctions.

The commission has been forced by a Nevada district court judge to reconsider Silva’s lifetime ban and $70,000 fine for evading a random drug screen in May of 2014. The judge ruled it was “in excess of the statutory authority of the agency.”

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Silva’s attorney, Ross Goodman, also tried to argue that the commission had no jurisdiction at all over his client, because Silva did not hold a current license to fight in the state at the time that he evaded a random drug screen. The court, however, threw out that argument, ruling that the commission did have authority to sanction Silva for fleeing from the drug test.

The commission initially handed Silva a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine, but will now have to reconsider it’s punishment. That was supposed to have happened at Thursday’s meeting, but a delay in Goodman receiving some ….View original article

Source:: mmaweekly