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5 footballers who were punished for smoking marijuana

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#4 Chris Armstrong


22 MAR 1995:  CHRIS ARMSTRONG OF PALACE PUTS THE BALL PAST MICK STOCKWELL OF WOLVERHAMPTON TO SCORE HIS SECOND GOAL DURING THEIR FA CUP QUARTER-FINAL REPLAY BETWEEN WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS AND CRYSTAL PALACE PLAYED AT MOLINEUX STADIUM. THE MATCH ENDED INA 4-1 VICTORY FOR CRYSTAL PALACE. Mandatory Credit: Gary Prior/ALLSPORT
Chris Armstrong was the first ever Premier League player to fail a drugs test

Then-Crystal Palace striker Chris Armstrong became the first ever Premier League player to fail a drugs test when he tested positive for cannabis in March 1995.

He was given a four-match ban by his club and was checked into a rehabilitation program before returning to action a month later. Any suggestion that his career prospects would be harmed by his indiscretion was dispelled when he joined Tottenham Hotspur for £4.5 million that summer.

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