A reader writes:
Is it me, or is he setting up his defense for his failed test?
Andreas Klöden is sweating jail time. Something has him worried.
“Maybe I will quit completely, I fear that the sport will become criminalized and people will end up in prison,” added Klöden. “What will happen if somebody pours something banned into my salad? I would then be tested positive and I’d go to prison. I really do not want that, I have a family. All this doesn’t make any sense anymore.”
So why is he worried about prison? The only thing that “criminalized” is that which is already criminal – possession of performance-enhancing drugs, the complicity to facilitate and incite the use of doping products, drug trafficking, smuggling and the like. There is nothing new that would threaten the innocent with the loss of their liberty.
We’re not talking about something that can be poured on salad.
Unless you’re into Hamilton’s Chimera Vinaigrette.
I hear 50% of all proceeds to his “defense” fund.by