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How can a pro athlete try to convince us it 'just didn't occur to him' to check with his team, nutritionist, governing board, internet, etc? It is one of the very few things you need to be mindful of. If I was earning my money through sport I'd be checking anything I didn't either pick out the ground or kill myself! Either you are insulting our intelligence or are monumentally thick.
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Professional sportsmen know there are common substances that are on the banned list, which is easily accessible. Like the disciplinary panel said, a one minute search on the internet would have been enough to prevent this situation.
Dillian sounds like an intellectual genius compared to his nobody critics here who sound like life long failures in mind and ability. He has talent, they obviously don't, and he will do well in future. They will always be useless nobodies as they indicate with their mindless criticism , made of course in hindsight. How brave they are?
Very unfortunate for the guy but also unbelievably naive really. I feel sorry for him but fortunately he will still be a young man when this ban expires and have a potentially long heavyweight career ahead of him, if he works as a sparring partner for some experienced guys and keeps in shape he may benefit in the long run?
In my line of work their are numerous rules and checks one has to carry out in the course of our activities. If you don't or you make a mistake you will be dismissed.Similarly a professional athlete is responsible for ensuring they avoid banned substances. If in any doubt then don't take it, or check with the board of control before you do.He can have no complaints.
Time to legalise many of the banned substances
A rather overly sympathetic article which paints Whyte as some sort of unlucky victim . Even if you accept that he wasn't deliberately trying to cheat he is surely stupid and naive and ludicrously unprofessional.
@70.stevieeng34 Half the population has below average intelligence. 3/4s of the population are not of high intelligence.Why do they need to have advanced knowledge of drugs to take part in sport?There was an aussie athlete who took Jacks3d, 2 days after a drugs training course since he thought it was safe because it was sold in a shop. He was banned and they looked again at the course.
I can see why they went with a 2 year ban, because of the number of deaths associated with the use of Jack3D, and that any checking would have shown up that Jack3D contained banned substances.It could equally well have been steroids for all the checking that he and his team did.He probably has a case against the shop for saying a substance that was already banned from sale was safe.
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