Jaap Stam and Frank de Boer’s Ignominy
Most professional athletes expect or, at the very least, hope to pass drug tests, but some are genuinely shocked when they don’t. In 2001, top soccer player Jaap Stam was tested and failed miserably, which led to an automatic ban from playing. Frank de Boer, his teammate, couldn’t believe it either and caused quite a scene.
After the Dutch player made a successful appeal, they were later reinstated; however, the experience was probably quite difficult. The Dutch federation then launched an investigation to see if there was any connection between the national team and the scandal.