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rojo
RE: LetsRun.com Editorial Calling For Convicted Drug Cheat Steve Mullings To Be Pulled From 2005 NCAA Meet

I don't like drugs wrote:

I was just wondering why now? Maybe the circumstances were different (anyone can correct me here) but didn't Carl Myerscough compete for Nebraska after testing positive elsewhere?


We almost talked about that in the editorial. I'm fairly certain that Nebraska voluntarily pulled Carl from competion while under his IAAF ban. IF my memory serves me correctly, his ban ended on day 1 of the Big 12 indoor meet. He didn't compete on Day 1 but then competed on Day 2.

So he competed after his ban was up but not during. That is what i think happened.

As for the NCAA, i also have heard that starting next year the NCAA will be recognizing IAAF bans but this hasn't been confirmed. We tried calling someone there but perhaps we have the wrong person. I just read an article that talks aobut situation like these so we can try the NCAA again on Friday (http://www.ncaa.org/news/2000/20001023/active/3722n20.html).

I also want to think whoever linked to the article on Steve, http://archive.mstateathletics.com/0,5604,1_34_0_67201,00.html. If we had written more, we would have mentioned how Miss. St doesn't even mention the suspension in any of its press releases or media guide. How can that not be mentioned? They just ignore it and act like the drug test didn't occur.

I also think their coach is doing Steve a disfavor by not talking. There "side" of the story needs to be heard - that is if they have one.

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