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Drugs cheats in English football, says Sky pundit
star turned presenter Chris Kamara reckons a number of top footballers are taking banned DRUGS.
The Goals On Sunday host spoke out after American cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his winning titles after former team-mates admitted they’d doped up with him.
Kammy, 54, who used to play for Portsmouth and Leeds, said: “The only drug I ever took before a game was an aspirin.
“I think 95% of the players I played with were absolutely clean.”
He added: “I find it amazing that, if cyclist Lance Armstrong is guilty, it’s taken to long to find out.
“It seems like a conspiracy involving all his team-mates – who should have come clean – which should have been exposed years ago.
“I think it’s a great shame, at a time when British cyclists are the
AT 1988 Seoul Olympics, sprinter Johnson stunned the planet with an incredible world record 9.79 seconds win in the 100m final. It was stripped from him three days later when he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. best in the world, that everyone will think all cyclists are doped, and that just isn’t the case.”
Kammy spoke out a fortnight after the US Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.
The document’s purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased – including those Tour titles.
The dossier contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates.
Armstrong, 41, who overcame life-threatening testicular cancer, retired from cycling a year ago.
He announced in August that he would no longer fight the doping allegations that have dogged him for years. rival Lewis, who had come in second.
In 2003, it was revealed Lewis himself had taken performance enhancing drugs and was banned from the Olympics, only for that decision to be overturned when he said he’d taken them by accident. BRIT sprinter Christie was in the same race. He’d come in third but after Johnson was kicked out, Christie was promoted and took home silver.
It later emerged he too had tested positive for banned boosting substances, but escaped sanction by an Olympic disciplinary committee in a 11/10 vote. AUSSIE keeper Bosnich played for Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa. His football career reached rock-bottom in 2002 when he failed a drugs test and was sacked by Chelsea and banned from football for nine months.
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TESTED: Johnson, Christie and Bosnich
PUNDIT: Chris Kamara