Hmmm, if I remember correctly this was the infamous "it came from my partner's sperm" case, do I have that right? I guess we are to believe that it wasn't a valid excuse regardless.
Anything is possible I guess. Having the time to research all possible excuses could lead to "contaminated" beef. Let's say for argument that it's true, guess you can't eat or drink anything unless you grow it yourself
She states that she remembers buying a package of extra lean ground beef, approximately 1 lb., at
the Target store near her home in Albany, California (near Berkeley). Her normal practice is to
do grocery shopping on the weekend to obtain food for the week.
LOL incoming lawsuit against Target.
why aren't guys and gals getting popped left and right then?57. Respondent alleges that the prohibited substance in her sample was more
probably than not the result of eating meat she did not know and had no reason to know was
contaminated with trenbolone. While Respondent proffered no direct evidence of such
contamination of any meat she actually consumed or contamination of meat generally
available for sale in the United States, she asserts that (a) trenbolone is approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in beef cattle; (b) based on limited data, some
estimates indicate that 60% - 90% of all beef cattle in the United States may be treated with
trenbolone; (c) although the FDA once had regulatory tolerances in place, it later repealed
them and established a daily limit on the amount of trenbolone that humans could consume
without adverse health impacts; and (d) USADA has advised athletes of potential risks in
consuming beef from foreign countries such as Mexico and China due to the use of clenbuterol
(also a prohibited substance) in beef cattle.
58. Respondent asserts that intentional
USADA submitted an expert report of Dr. Bradley Johnson (“Dr. Johnson”), a
professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University, who has done extensive research in the area of steroidal implants in beef cattle, studying specifically the
administration of trenbolone in cattle in the U.S. and other countries and its effects, including the
amount of trenbolone residue in muscle tissue. This report states that, based on a number of
factors, including the typical timing and method of administration of trenbolone, the relatively short
half-life of trenbolone once it is hydrolyzed in the bloodstream of cattle, and normal excretion by the
animal, the residue levels for trenbolone in edible animal tissue (other than liver) is minimal.
Research trials cited in Dr. Johnson’s report indicate that expected residual levels would be between
0.05 to 0.6 ppb. Based on this data and his calculations, which assumed residual levels up to 33 times higher than those indicated by research trials, Dr. Johnson’s report indicates that it would not
be remotely possible for Respondent’s positive test to have resulted from ingestion of the ground
beef she points to as the source of her positive sample. Dr. Johnson’s report also states that the
concentration of trenbolone metabolite in Respondent’s urine sample is consistent with her
subcutaneous administration of approximately 20 to 40 mg of trenbolone in the 30-day period prior
to December 4, 2015.