Not everyone who fails a drug test is guilty.
While we should still pass judgment and crucify them before we get all the facts (this is the Internet, after all), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight contender Brandon Moreno will get his apologies after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found him innocent of gaming the system.
From the official statement:
“USADA concluded that the presence of clenbuterol in the athlete’s sample very likely resulted from clenbuterol-contaminated meat consumed in Mexico. USADA’s investigation also took into consideration the negative results for samples collected from Moreno both before and after his positive test. As a result, Moreno will not face a period of ineligibility for his positive test.”
A return date has not been established, but Moreno is likely to compete sooner, rather than later.