PBA: Local athletes stand by embattled Kiefer Ravena amid doping ban
ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2018 05:50 PM
Fellow athletes are leading the way on social media in expressing support for Kiefer Ravena. (File Photo)
An outpouring of support from fellow athletes found its way to social media amid Kiefer Ravena's 18-month ban after failing a drug test by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).
A random drug test result by FIBA last February showed that Ravena was positive for three banned substances that the NLEX rookie claimed was from a pre-workout drink he took.
The first year Road Warrior and Gilas Pilipinas mainstay is banned from all FIBA-sanctioned competitions until August 24, 2019.
The hashtag #WeStandWithKiefer has been making online rounds as well, prompting fans to express their support for the Phenom.
In the time we’ve worked with Kiefer, we have known him to be a man of integrity and honor. pic.twitter.com/22SmIa6591— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) May 28, 2018
Keep your head up @kieferravena!— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) May 28, 2018
Kiefer Ravena owning up to his mistake is proof that he can deliver in the clutch. Others in a similar situation would have elected to just "pass the ball" or "blame the ref." 😉— ed tolentino (@edtolentino) May 29, 2018