Post by Seth Drakin: The North Reigns on Mar 7, 2016 18:28:38 GMT -5
Since we didn't have a tennis thread and this will probably be gone in a few days (as no one probably cares), tennis star Maria Sharapova came out to day and announced that she received a letter from the International Tennis Federation telling her that she failed the drug test. She does not know what her punishment is right now, but yeah...turns out the one that gets her ass kicked by Serena Williams (the one almost everyone believes might be on something) is the one who got caught.
Post by DiBiase is Good on Mar 7, 2016 18:36:43 GMT -5
I read it's for a drug that she's been taking for years for medical reasons, that has only been in the banned substance list for a couple of months. I'm not condoning her actions as her and her training staff should have been more thorough in checking the list and sourcing alternatives but this COULD be down to stupidity rather than a desire to take a banned substance for an unfair advantage.
Well apparently the company said she should only take it for 4-6 weeks, not 10 years. So...I appreciate her coming out and taking ownership but you know details like this will eventually leak out and its gonna make her seem like she tried to put the lid on it and move on.