West Bromwich Albion striker Roman Bednar has been suspended by the club following newspaper reports that the player bought £420 worth of cocaine.
The News of the World reported that the Czech Republic international was caught buying the drug from a dealer outside his house last weekend, just hours after the Baggies' 3-1 victory over Wigan Athletic.
The tabloid then reports that Bednar's wife took a delivery of more drugs while he was at training, and that the player had set up the first deal last Saturday leaving the Hawthorns ground.
The striker is then alleged to have bought five grams of cocaine and £20 worth of cannabis outside his home.
The dealer revealed, "Even we couldn't believe how brazen he was just walking out into the street in daylight. We would expect him to be more discreet. A lot of footballers live in the area and he is well known. We normally charge around £40 a gram of cocaine - but for Roman we charge up to £60, sometimes £80 a gram, because basically he can afford it and doesn't complain."
The player has since been suspended by the club, and an official club statement said that they will be carrying out a full investigation into the matter.
Nick Turner, Goal.com