Guys, are we missing something? (Olympic 'doping' or chemical PE?)
I saw this article in the Swedish newpaper Aftonbladet and it’s about Shawn Merrit a 200 and 400 meter runner who got caught using doping
3 times. His respons was that he was using a drug that contains “DHEA och Pregnelon” and is used for penis enlargement. Personally I’ve never
heard about that, but maybe he knows something that we don’t :-)
The whole article can be read below and has been translated using google translate so don’t be mad at me, but I think you get point anyway.
Wanted to enlarge his penis
- Went there for doping
Olympic champion turned off
The reigning Olympic champion at 400 meters LaShawn Merritt turned off after leaving the three positive doping test.
The 23-year-old American announced through his lawyer that he used a peningsförstoringsmedel(substance for penis enlargement) and did not know that it contained two banned substances.
LaShawn Merritt tested positive on three separate occasions between October and December last year and now in danger of a long shutdown. American announced through his lawyer that he had used a means to enlarge his penis and was unaware that it contains the banned substances DHEA and Pregnelon.
- To know that I have tested positive due to a product I used for personal reasons is extremely difficult to grasp. The punishment I get, whatever it is, still will not outperform the shame and humiliated I feel, “says Merritt.
The American, who won the Olympic 400 m and 2008 World Championships in the same distance last year, said the product was purchased over the counter in a regular store. He says that while he accepts a shutdown during the study.
But the head of the U.S. athletics team do not believe the explanation sprinter.
- I am disgusted by the whole story. He ends his career in disgrace and simultaneously makes himself a joke. His explanation embarrass both him and his teammates. A professional athlete should know better, “said Doug Logan as the AP.