Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Jason Griffin, of Easley, S.C., an athlete in the sport of paralympic cycling, has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Griffin, 44, tested positive for benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine, which are metabolites of cocaine, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided at the U.S. Paralympic Track Cycling Open on February 11, 2018. Cocaine is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Stimulants and prohibited in-competition under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Cycling Union Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the WADA Prohibited List.
Griffin’s one-year period of ineligibility, which is the minimum period of ineligibility for a non-Specified Substance, began on February 11, 2018, the date his positive sample was collected. In addition, Griffin has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to February 11, 2018, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
• This media release was published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 18 April 2018. Click here for the original.
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