Adam Walker: Salford Red Devils sign banned prop

Adam Walker

Salford Red Devils have signed prop Adam Walker, despite him still having two months of a 20-month ban for cocaine to serve.

Walker, 27, tested positive for the drug in July 2017 and was given a backdated suspension in August 2018.

He will be available to play from 13 March.

“It’s been a tough few years for myself not being able to play the sport I love on a regular basis,” the Scotland international said.

“I was suffering from some mental health issues at the time which in turn led to me making a big mistake. I don’t want to use that as an excuse, I accepted and learnt from my punishment.

“In my time away from the game I feel like I’ve matured a lot. I honestly feel I’ve turned the corner.”

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