Ban recommended for Mutu

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ROME, March 31 – The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a one-year ban be given to Fiorentina forward Adrian Mutu.The Romania captain had twice tested positive for the banned stimulant sibutramine in January following matches against Bari and Lazio.

The 31-year-old was provisionally suspended after the positive results were returned.

Should he be found guilty it would be his second such conviction for doping having been banned for seven months in 2004 after taking cocaine whilst at Chelsea.

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