A University of Michigan swimmer tested positive for 2 diuretics: hydrocholorothiazide and triamterene. The combination makes up the pill 'Dyazide'. The swimmer's lawyer says she thought she took a laxative. Opps...wrong excretory system.
Those are impressive delts shown in the photo. To AFP for the story.
The 22-year-old Brunemann, a four-time NCAA All-American, was caught using banned drugs hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. The two are considered masking agents and are listed on the World Anti-doping Agency Prohibited List.
"Following a detailed evidentary hearing, the panel confirmed that Brunemann committed a doping violation and found that she failed to take appropriate steps to avoid ingesting a prohibited substance," USADA said in a news release. Brunemann's suspension is retroactive to September 26.
Brunemann's lawyer, Howard Jacobs, said his client tested positive after taking what she thought was a laxative.
"Emily Brunemann accepted responsibility for her one-time mistake in taking what she thought at the time was a laxative but that turned out to be a banned diuretic," said Jacobs, who was also the lawyer for disgraced former American sprinter Tim Montgomery.
A diuretic can mask steroid use by diluting the urine. The drug could also be used to simply drop water weight.
"I look forward to finishing my collegiate swimming career and proving my first place finishes at the 2008 NCAA Championship and the 2008 US National Championships were based on my hard work and dedication," she was reported saying in Swimming World Magazine.