News has surfaced that this year’s Tour de France winner Alberto Contador failed a drug test. Small traces of a banned substance were found in the three-time Tour de France winner’s urine. Since Floyd Landis already tried the whiskey excuse back in 2006, Contador explains food contamination is to blame for failing. Contador tested positive on July 21, during the final stages of the tour and says he ate a bad steak.
Clenbuterol is sometimes given to cows, pigs and other animals to increase their growth rate but has never shown up positive in a drug test.
Contador beat second place rider Andy Schleck (Luxembourg) by 39 seconds. Next to Schleck, the next happiest guy is Lance Armstrong, who has stolen the cycling headlines (the few headlines that they have) for steroid allegations.
A federal grand jury indicted baseball legend Roger Clemens for lying about steroid use. The 7-time Cy Young Award winner faces charges of obstruction of Congress, perjury, and making false statements. During an investigation on the MLB’s steroid use, Clemens told a House committee in a 2008 hearing that his wife had used human growth hormones but not him. Clemen’s former trainer on the other hand told the same committee that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times from 1998-2001. Clemens is facing some serious jail time but like any strategic defendant, took to his Twitter to defend himself saying:
“I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court.”
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