Saw this on soccernet.com Rio Ferdinand today responded with a formal denial of the misconduct charge brought against him by the Football Association for failing to attend a drugs test. The Manchester United defender waited until the very last minutes of his 14-day deadline to respond to the charge, which is for failure/refusal to take an anti-doping test on September 23. An FA spokesman told reporters: 'Rio Ferdinand has responded to the charge issued on October 29. He has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing. 'A date for the hearing will be scheduled in due course.' How long is this thing going to be dragged out? What do you guys think this will mean to possible Rio punishment?