Palmeiro Tests Positive

Posted by Rich on August 3, 2005 in Sports |

Anybody who believes athletes’ bluster and dog-ate-the-homework denials deserves the disillusionment that sets in down the road. I’ve heard Ben Johnson and Diego Maradona insist there must be some kind of mistake.
[George Vecsey – New York Times]

It does seem like any time an athlete tests positive, they claim they have no idea how it happened, and imply that there was some kind of sabatoge involved. Please. Is there really someone out there running around spiking elite athelete’s Gatorade with steroids? Are the athelete’s doctors and handlers conspiring to give them steroids with out their (the athletes) knowedge? I’m just a bit skeptical.

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