This just in: Pro cyclist David Clinger given a life-time ban by US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for clenbuterol on June 29, 2011.
Spot the difference: Klinger banned 6 weeks after testing positive for clenbuterol on June 29, 2011. Alberto Contador testing postive for clenbuterol more than a year previously (July 21, 2010) and the hearing for the case is (currently) scheduled for November, 2011; some 68 weeks later.
Clearly Contador’s legal team is hopelessly ineffective.
Of course Klinger has his own issues. His most recent positive was an out-of-season test while on a two year ban for testing positive to synthetic testosterone and modafinil on July 30, 2009.
This last one spawned a whole series of Barbie dolls:
The forearm tattoo is more discrete:
“Last Chance” – in memory for his brother, Michael. “It’s a kind of a reminder that any moment can kind of be your last chance. He woke up one day with a headache. Two days later he was in surgery for a brain tumour. It came out of nowhere. He was a perfectly healthy 25-year-old” Meier said.
“About the tat; its a mantra that says ‘May all be happy.’ It’s written in Pali, an Indian language.”