Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Contador's Lawyers Using Gasquet's Cocaine Defense - Sports News Story - WSB Atlanta

Contador's Lawyers Using Gasquet's Cocaine Defense - Sports News Story - WSB Atlanta: "Alberto Contador's lawyers are using tennis player Richard Gasquet's successful appeal against cocaine use as part of their own defense for a failed Tour de France doping test.
Contador's lawyer, Andy Ramos, told The Associated Press on Tuesday a decision in cycling's biggest case could come 'any day' as the Spanish cycling federation's disciplinary committee determines whether Contador deserves a two-year ban after testing positive for clenbuterol.
The three-time Tour champion says he ingested the muscle-building, weight-loss drug inadvertently through contaminated meat.
Contador's lawyers are using several cases relating to other athletes to highlight that Contador did not voluntarily take the drug. Contador will also lose his Tour title if he is found guilty.
Gasquet avoided a lengthy ban last year after the French player proved he inadvertently ingested cocaine after kissing a woman at a nightclub.
'Not one of the scientists we have worked with has said it couldn't have been anything but contamination,' Ramos said in a telephone interview. 'The levels are ridiculous - it couldn't be anything else.'"

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