Moreover using any kind performance enhancing drug can be criminal offence in court of law and should be punished severely. Some cheats being caught using drugs and get a second chance and doing it again. As an example ben Johnson, he was the fastest man on earth caught cheating got a short ban, came back to sports and cheated again and again. It could have been stopped if there was a strict punishment to follow and set an example for other athletes.
Drugs may be illegal but banning the person from playing the sport can be a bit outrageous sometimes. They might got into unwilling or forceful act and deserve a second chance as a slap on the wrist. A short ban could be a good trend setter for others. (ie. Few months ban or fine). If we suddenly impose a punishment like lifelong ban on athletes, would be hard for newcomers and they won’t get the chance to repent themselves. A small ban could give a life changing opportunity to come back and play fairly and learn from their