May 8, 2014
U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay repays prize money earned while using steroids
Tyson Gay did all the right things when he failed a drug test before the 2013 world championships. The U.S. sprinter immediately withdrew from competition, cooperated with authorities and, eventually, accepted a one-year ban. Now, it seems, he is going a step further.“I can confirm the money is already on its way back from Gay’s agent,” Ed Warner, chairman of British Athletics, was quoted as saying. “They are aware their contract said the money was returnable if there was a doping violation but [agent] Mark Wetmore was on the case before we got on to it. Because of his cooperation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him a reduced ban. He will be eligible to return to competition in June. Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Gay is returning approximately $500,000 in prize money he earned at events while using a banned anabolic steroid, according to The Telegraph. The money is headed to five Diamond League meets.