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July 15, 2013

Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

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— Hurdler David Oliver: “ATHLETES!! There are TOO many resources at our disposal to check against what supplements/creams etc you are using! Smarten up!”

— Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor: “It’s a valuable lesson to be learned #tracknation. Young and old athletes. You and only you are responsible for what goes in your body!!”

— Sprinter Bianca Knight: “The people who know YOU are riding w/you.”

Gay has spoken with his teammates, friends and family, including his mother and daughter.

“They already know it is some type of accident, or some type of — I don’t want to use certain words, to make it seem like an accident, because I know exactly what went on, but I can’t discuss it right now,” he said. “My career and my name have always been better than medals or records or anything like that. I’ve always wanted a clean name with anything. Unfortunately, I have to break this news, that I have a positive ‘A’ sample.”

Gay wouldn’t go into specifics about the case, saying he couldn’t “discuss it” when asked if what he tested positive for was a steroid.

“I have to go over everything with USADA first,” said Gay, who finished fourth at the London Games last summer. “I will take whatever punishment I get like a man. I do realize and respect what I put in my body and it is my responsibility.

“I’m going to be honest with USADA, about everything, everybody I’ve been with, every supplement I’ve ever taken, every company I’ve ever dealt with, everything.”

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