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Suspenions come down on Rey Beltran, John Molina, and Shane Mosley Jr.

NSAC had an eventful monthly meeting as it doled out suspensions to several fighters who failed drug tests.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission had a pretty full schedule for its monthly meeting last Thursday, where it handed out suspensions to a number of fighters who tested positive for banned substances. Rey Beltran, John Molina, and Shane Mosley Jr. were among those who received some sit time.

Rey Beltran, who tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanazol, after flattening Takahiro Aoin two rounds, received a nine-month suspension and was fined $25,500 or his $85,000 purse. He will have also have to come up with a clean drug test before he can be re-licensed. His win over Ao has been overturned to a no contest.

Beltran didn't offer up much of a defense, only to say that his nutritionist suggested him taking the substance. So, he may want to find a new nutritionist.

John Molina tested positive for Furosemide, a banned diuretic, following his unanimous decision loss to Adrien Broner. He received a seven-month suspension and was fined $90,000 of his $450,000 purse. He offered the following statement to the commission:

"As soon as I got the phone call about the test I was very concerned," Molina told the commission. "I lost sleep. First and foremost, I can guarantee this won't happen again. I don't know how this happened to me. My only way of thinking how it may have happened was a contaminated supplement."

That statement obviously wasn't persuasive enough for the commission to allow Molina to skate.

Finally, Shane Mosley Jr. tested positive for the amphetamine Adderall. This substance I've actually heard of because impatient elementary/high school teachers loved to get their students on this one (which is used as a treatment for ADHD). Mosley Jr. tested positive for this substance following his second round KO in his BKB event, which has been declared a no contest.

Although Mosley Jr. actually had a prescription for Adderall, but he didn't inform the commission on his pre-fight questionnaire nor try to get a therapeutic use exemption - so he received a seven-month suspension and was fined $6,250 of his $25,000 purse.

All suspensions are retroactive to the days of their respective fights.

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