Christian Coleman needs an apology from the US??Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today that the body has lost a whereabouts charge .
At a video posted on YouTube before the world championships in Doha, Coleman stated his reputation had been damaged by the charge and he had foregone over $150,000 in earnings to fight it.
“I can afford a lawyer and have the very top people protecting me but a lot of folks do not make a lot of money and if you are a reduce name you might get run over by USADA,” he said.
“I feel you can’t put a price on the fact I must deal with this scenario… and the smear of my reputation.”
The case had been scheduled to go to mediation but USADA withdrew the fee after receiving guidance from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) how to compute the 12-month window for whereabouts breaches.
Coleman said he’d forfeited by a part of their circuit fight the cost and to remain home around $150,000.
“My strategy was to operate in those two meets and then head to world championships but I had to all of a sudden, in the drop of a dime, switch my program,” he explained.
Coleman, 23, claimed the silver medal at the 2017 world titles in London in the 100 metres, relegating Usain Bolt.
He had awakened three whereabouts violations, each caused by different scenarios, coleman explained.
“People do not realise how simple it is to miss tests,” he said. “Sometimes you forget to update the program, but it doesn’t have anything to do with doping or trying to dodge tests.
“A lot of folks have a misunderstanding of how the system functions. I’m tested 30-40 times a year. It’s a crazy number of times. I am an individual being. I forget sometimes.”
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