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Dustin Johnson Serving Suspension After Positive Cocaine Test

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

Golfer  Dustin Johnson  is "serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine," according to a source. Johnson on Thursday announced that he was taking a leave of absence. Under the Tour's policies, it is not required to announce any disciplinary actions f...

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