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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Anti-Doping News

Eric Pelle's Athletics in the News blog breaks down the Latasha Jenkins case in detailed fashion. In short, she got busted for a steroid, found some non-adherence to testing protocols, and a managed to win on arbitration.

But, as Eric points out, Jenkins still had nandrolone in her system, and WADA is taking up the battle to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

I remember seeing Jenkins run at Ball State. She was very good, almost too good for the Mid-American Conference, but in no way did she exhibit the talent required to compete at the level she did for Trevor Graham (and she looked different, too). She became the eighth of his athletes to get a doping ban, albeit overturned on technicalities.

In other news, Congress will investigate Roger Clemens, for lying about HGH use, and steroid/HGH use is identified as a health concern for gay men. No connection, of course.

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