Dan-cat wrote:Why did Bill Werbeniuk stop playing professionally?
Threatened with a ban if he took the drugs he needed.
I loved Bill...
'Werbeniuk was ranked as high as 8th in the world in 1983 and reached the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship four times before propranolol was banned in snooker competition, as it was classified as a performance-enhancing drug by the International Olympic Committee, the anti-doping rules of which were adopted by World Snooker. Werbeniuk insisted that his use was medicinal only and under doctor's orders, but was fined and sanctioned anyway. He played his last match in 1990.
His career effectively over, he returned to Vancouver,where he lived with his mother and brother. A bankruptcy order was filed against him in 1991, and he lived on disability benefits.'
Over to you Baddy