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Elton Jantjies has vowed to prove his innocence after a doping scandal.
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‘Prove you wrong’: Elton Jantjies stands firm after doping scandal

Disgraced Springboks player Elton Jantjies has vowed to ‘prove his innocence’ after admitting to testing positive to a banned substance.

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Elton Jantjies has vowed to prove his innocence after a doping scandal.
Images via Instagram: @eltonjantjies

Springboks player Elton Jantjies has vowed to silence his critics after he went public with his latest controversy – an alleged doping scandal.

Over the weekend, the rugby player admitted that he had tested positive for a banned substance.

Elton now claims that he will “do everything in his power” to “prove” his innocence.

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According to SA Rugby Mag, Elton Jantjies tested positive for Clenbuterol, a fat burner that also aids stamina.

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport conducted the test in June via a urine sample.

Elton claimed that he did not knowingly take the substance and would launch an investigation into the results.

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He said in a statement: “I have instructed legal representation to assist me in determining the source of the prohibited substance, and I have instructed them to ask for my B Sample to be tested and to launch an inquiry into the possible causes for the positive test.”

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Image: SA Rugby website.

While Elton was drafted as an injury cover ahead of the Springboks Rugby Championship play-offs in July, he did not make the Rugby World Cup squad, announced earlier this month.

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The alleged doping scandal is one of many controversies that have tainted Elton Jantjie’s reputation as a professional rugby player. Others included an alleged affair with Springboks dietician Zeenat Simjee, an arrest over “unruly” behaviour on an Emirates Airline flight,  and being recently linked to OnlyFans model Ashleigh Ogle.

But Elton claims that he is “innocent” this time around.

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He continued in his statement: “At this stage, I can say little more about the matter, save that I assure all my supporters that I have not and never will deliberately take a banned substance and that I will do everything in my power to prove my innocence.

“This is another setback in what has been a very volatile time for me, but I shall overcome this with the support of my family and friends. I know that there will be those out there who doubt my innocence, but I hope to prove you wrong in due course. For those who support me, thank you.”