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Posted May 16, 2005
Athlete Wins Case Involving Contaminated Vitamin
The jury found that a multivitamin taken by Kicker Vencill was contaminated with steroid precursors and was responsible for his positive test. Ultimate Nutrition of Farmington, Conn. was ordered to pay the damages.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency warns that vitamins and other such products can lead to a positive test. In Vencill's case, the contamination is believed to have entered either through the vitamin's raw ingredients or from equipment used to produce the capsules.
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