Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gazteiz announced on Wednesday that its contract with point guard Pierria Henry was being suspended by agreement between both parties due to the provisional suspension of his playing license by FIBA following a doping control test given by the international federation, in accordance with EuroLeague by-laws, following a recent Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game.
Baskonia's statement is as follows.
"SASKI BASKONIA, S.A.D. and player Pierria Henry wish to communicate:
Following the administration of a routine anti-doping control to player Pierria Henry by FIBA authorities, the latter decided to open an inquiry into the results and apply a provisional suspension of his license until the case is resolved.
Neither the inquiry nor the license suspension derive from a positive result for prohibited substances from the anti-doping control, but rather from procedural questions.
Given that until the finalization of the inquiry, the suspension of the player's license will remain in force, Saski Baskonia and Mr. Pierria Henry have agreed to temporarily suspend the existing contract between both parties until the conclusion of the inquiry and while the suspension persists. Both are confident in a timely and satisfactory resolution of the situation as soon as possible.
Any updates about the issue will be notified when appropriate."