Hope Solo has been issued a public warning by the USADA, after testing positive for the substance Canrenone in June. Canrenone, a diuretic, was contained in prescribed drugs she was taking for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. It is classified as a “specified substance,” which permitted a reduced punishment. She will still be allowed to participate in the London Olympics.
Her statement via AP:
“I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,” Solo said in a statement. “Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way.”
Not quite sure what about this needed to be sanitized with euphemisms for public consumption. Is it worth distorting the headline with “Hope Solo Fails Drug Test” to protect the sensitive public from pondering menstruation? Or, as Mitch Albom would put it, the “M-word.”
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