Berahino: I got a drugs ban because my drink was spiked in nightclub

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The 23-year-old Stoke City player opened up on the incident and said there was no intent on his behalf.

Failed drugs test due to spiked drink, claims Berahino

The 23-year-old Stoke City player opened up on the incident and said there was no intent on his behalf.

Stoke City forward Saido Berahino claimed his suspension for a failed drugs test was because of a spiked drink in a nightclub.

Berahino served an eight-week ban handed down by the Football Association (FA) prior to his arrival from West Brom in January.

The 23-year-old opened up on the incident and said there was no intent on his behalf.

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"To be banned for something you really haven't done is hard to take," Berahino told BBC's Football Focus.

"You go on a night out, you don't know who you are around and there are people who are out to get you.

"Of course, I was in a nightclub, so I hold my hand up for being irresponsible.

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"From then on it all crashed down. To this day, I still cannot understand who would want to do that to me."

Berahino has made six Premier League appearances for Stoke since move to the club.

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