US Sprinter Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Drugs
Pulls out of world meet after banned substance turns up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 14, 2013 11:34 AM CDT
In this 2009 file photo, Tyson Gay celebrates with the U.S. flag after the men's 100m final during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.    (Anja Niedringhaus)

(Newser) – American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay tested positive for a banned substance and said he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow. Gay wouldn't reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam today, but he said he was notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency last week that a sample came back positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test. He said he will have his "B" sample tested soon, possibly as early as this week, and will then accept any punishment he receives.

"I don't have a sabotage story. I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA's hands, someone playing games," said Gay, who fought back sobs as he spoke. "I don't have any of those stories." But he does have an excuse of some sort: "I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down." Asked who that person was, Gay replied: "I can't really say it. Sometimes a human being naturally, generally trusts somebody. That's what people do."

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
US Sprinter Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Drugs is...
18%
6%
55%
5%
2%
14%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 22 comments
People_Suck
Jul 28, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
No different than bicycle racing. All the front runners are doping.
HonkUSA
Jul 18, 2013 6:51 PM CDT
TYSON , you may as well be GAY!.
slammer
Jul 15, 2013 4:01 PM CDT
dumbazz!