Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban
Sep. 20, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma and allergies, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using it.
Spearmon told Track and Field News: "I was not trying to cheat. I made a mistake."
The 29-year-old's suspension is retroactive to Aug. 27.