Sprinter Steve Mullings faces life ban

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings faces a lifetime ban after being found guilty of doping by a three-member disciplinary panel.

Mullings did not attend the Thursday hearing and couldn't be reached for comment.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission found him guilty of ingesting furosemide, a banned diuretic and masking agent, at the sprinting powerhouse's national trials in June. After testing positive, he was dropped from the Jamaican squad heading to the World Championships in South Korea.

In 2004, he was banned from the sport for two years after failing a drug test during qualifications to compete in the 2004 Olympics. His urine tested positive for testosterone.