Photo: Mexican Goalie Guillermo Ochoa Blames it on the Meat.
5 Mexican fútbol players who tested positive for the performance enhancing drug Clenbuterol, said the drug was on the meat they ate. WADA( World Anti-Doping Agency) doesn’t believe them.
Goalie Guillermo Ochoa, defenders Edgar Duenas and Francisco Rodriguez, and midfielders Antonio Naelson and Christian Bermudez tested positive for the banned anabolic Clenbuterol at a May test before the Gold Cup.
The players were not allowed to play the tournament, but were not punished.
The World Anti-Doping Agency doesn’t believe the claims that the players tested positive because the drug was present in the meat they ate, and have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to review the decision of the Mexican Soccer Federation to clear the players.
The WADA is also behind a similar process to challenge the final decision in the case of cyclist Alberto Contador, who also blamed a positive drug test on a piece of steak.