Ghost1 wrote:We should not let Tejeda's brush with doping, for an innocent mistake (apparent) take away the credit she deserves for her consistent progress over the last few years. She is one of the most consistent distance runners, and rarely fails to produce the goods.
I'll say it again: how can this be an "innocent mistake"? She is a professional athlete. She took a prescription drug on the Prohibited List. At best, she failed to check if a drug she was prescribed was on the Prohibited List and failed to apply for a TUE.
I do not accept that any professional athlete can take a prescription drug that's on the Prohibited List and it be an "innocent mistake." It's just not credible that you compete as a professional athlete, have a drug prescribed by a doctor, and "innocently" take something that's on the Prohibited List.
Also, past success by someone who tested positive for a masking agent is not proof that past success was obtained "innocently" and without doping.