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Spearmon gets three-month ban

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Spearmon gets three-month ban

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Three-time United States 200-metre champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma and allergies, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using it.

Spearmon told Track and Field News: “I was not trying to cheat. I made a mistake.”

The 29-year-old’s suspension is retroactive to August 27.