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Maria Sharapova Admits To Failing Drug Test; provisionally banned from tennis

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  1. DreamShook

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    Maria Sharapova provisionally banned from tennis after revealing failed drugs test
    Imagine if this was Serena... I know this news would have been posted here a lot sooner if it was Serena.
     
  2. Jontro

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    I will always remember our intimate fap sessions. Thank you for all you've given me Ms. Sharapova. I will continue to fap in your honor.
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    What is happening to our heroes? First Peyton, now Maria. Next will be JJ Watt the way things are going.

    Who can my 9 year old nephew look up to for guidance these days?
     
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    I am sympathetic to her situation myself. I don't think she knowingly cheated. Yes. She is responsible for knowing the rules. Penalty must be suffered. But the rule was only one month old. So I don't think she was trying to beat the system intentionally and get paid. There is certainly room for understanding her not knowing the rule especially given that drugs go by multiple names across nations. Even Canadian physicians taking American medical exams struggle with the terminology. Plus she's hot. I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    This seems to be the sentiment across the board. Would Serena get the same benefit of the doubt? Nope. Sharapova is the highest paid female tennis athlete; I thought this would be bigger deal.
     
  6. AroundTheWorld

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    I guess she "legally cheated" for 10 years if she has been taking those drugs for such a long time. I don't see any actual medical indication to take them.
     
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    Yeah because Serena popping would be like Ellen Page coming out as lesbian.

    it would just confirm everyone's opinion that she's pumped full of banned shet.

    The tennis testing program is a joke, am I really suppose to believe that Serena and Nadal aren't roiding to the teeth.
     
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    This...the drug is not allowed in the USA and even in Russia it wouldn't have been prescribed for her diabetes claims. So that excuse is BS.

    Drug has also been on the observational list since 2015, and it was announced to be on the ban list for 6 months, so she definitely had enough time to stop (and find another drug that's not on the list, heh).
     
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    Serena is dominant in the sport, and is going to be recognized as the greatest female player ever. So yea, it would be a bigger deal.
     
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    Latvia #1 export!
     
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    What is this obsession with PED's. I want to see superhero athletes and the rules are getting in the way of that.
     
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    Would PED help me c*m more?
     
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    I don't know if Serena would get the benefit of the doubt or not. But, this is a big deal, it's all over the news.

    I don't like Serena. But, I think I would give anyone the benefit of the doubt for testing positive for a substance banned only a couple of months earlier.
     
  16. No Worries

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  17. FTW Rockets FTW

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    You must be living under a rock mate.

    Your fake hero, the over-rated, unathletic JJ Fatt has already been caught using drugs.

     
  18. Haymitch

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    OP is trying really hard to call everyone racist. But here's the thing: Serena is an all time great, maybe the all time great. Sharapova is just another tennis player. Better than average for sure, but nowhere near Serena's class.

    Anytime Serena does anything it's a bigger deal than when Sharapova does something. Plus, this is women's tennis. Don't expect CF to go crazy over it.

    Regardless, feel free to resume your race baiting.
     
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    What is the drug supposed to do?

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    NM, I found it
     
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    The drug is called meldonium, though Sharapova said she had been using it under the name of mildronate and was unaware of both the different name and the fact it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list until she received a letter notifying her of the positive test 10 days ago.

    “I let my fans down, I let the sport down that I have been playing since the age of four and I love so deeply. I know with this I face consequences and I don’t want to end my career this way and I really hope I will be given another chance to play this game.”

    Sharapova claimed she was prescribed meldonium by her doctor in 2006 to deal with health issues such as an irregular heartbeat and a history of diabetes in her family. But the substance was added to the banned list in January of this year because Wada said there was “evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance”.

    Sharapova added: “For the past 10 years I have been given a medicine called mildronate by my family doctor and a few days ago after I received the ITF letter I found out that it also has another name of meldonium which I did not know. It is very important for you to understand that for 10 years this medicine was not on Wada’s banned list and I had legally been taking the medicine for the past 10 years. But on 1 January the rules had changed and meldonium became a prohibited substance which I had not known. I failed the test and I take full responsibility for it. I made a huge mistake.”

    Meldonium was developed years ago in Latvia to treat patients with heart conditions brought on by a lack of oxygen in their blood. It has become popular with athletes who use the oxygen-enhancers to improve endurance, especially when working out. Last year Wada announced that it was carefully studying the drug, allowing athletes to take it with the warning that it could soon be banned. A few months into that study Wada said meldonium was being moved to 2016’s banned list.

    Sharapova’s lawyer, John Haggerty, told reporters that, while athletes use meldonium for performance-enhancing purposes, it is at higher levels than Sharapova was taking. He did not say what that level was or reveal the name of her doctor.

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    A whole lot of plausible deniability there.
     
    #20 No Worries, Mar 8, 2016
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