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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Anti-Doping News

Coming on the opening day of Relay Weekend, this officially qualifies as a turd in the punchbowl.

LaShawn Merritt tested positive for DHEA once each in October, December and January. His novel excuse is using Extenze, a "male enhancement product" which you can Google for if you want, but I'm not. Comedians are going to have a field day with this one.

Is it possible he's telling the truth? Sure. Does it matter? No. Unless something very strange happens, he's out of the sport for two years. But you don't have to watch much political news to know that when they guy at the center of a scandal is the guy who puts the scandal in the news, he's trying to create sympathy where it's not necessarily warranted.

So what's DHEA? Dr. Gary Wadler explains.

What does USATF CEO Doug Logan think? Basically, what a jackass.

Note that a few years ago Victor Conte bitched at USADA for making the October to January time frame the least-tested rather than the most. Looks like they've wised up.

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