casual obsever wrote:
The meat from the food truck she frequently ate at was tested and found to have Zeranol
Is this true? First time I hear it.
USADA didn't say that in their public statement:
"USADA gathered evidence from Wilson, which included reviewing her dietary habits and food purchase receipts.
USADA further relied on reports from multiple independent experts on zeranol in the food supply and environment, including the use of zeranol as a legal growth promotant in beef cattle in the U.S"
a) Wilson ate beef.
b) Beef may contain zeronal, according to experts.
That's much weaker evidence than what you claimed. In fact, USADA should have tested that beef from that food truck (?) instead of just thinking that it might have contained zeranol. One wonders why they chose not to do that.
Food truck, really? Google says:
No results found for ajee wilson "food truck" zeranol.
She tested positive at the Millrose Games, true dopers are usually not caught at meets.
Because I have a connection to this athlete or more so her coach, I am very familiar with this particular case. I know more about this case than what's in the public statement. A few things:
1. The specific meat Ajee ate was tested and found to have zeranol (period) For legal reasons, USADA would never mention the name of a food establishment.
2. Afer the positive test, USADA did not immediately make Wilson aware, because she only tested for trace amounts of Zeronal, she was placed on a watch list and was tested again a month later and the results of the 2 test were consistent with inadvertent use. Not intentional and not performance enhancing. USADA stuck to the rules, but they did not want to issue her a ban.
3. Wilson and her camp immediately made her available for the most stringent chemical chromatography-mass spectrometry type blood testing.
4. When true dopers are caught, they generally don't come back or if they do, they can't match their doped performances. Ajee had her best season after completing her ban.
5. I know Ajee, her parents, youth and H.S. coaches; everyone who knows her will tell you that track & field is not her sole identity or is life or death. Doping just does not fit with her character or personality. I am saying Ajee's honesty is so high that she's incapable of making a mistake, I don't think running success is important enough for her to dope.