Originally Posted by alnorth
no, not really. Its different now, baseball has a stricter policy. The standard barry bonds argument was that his trainer was injecting stuff into him that he assumed was legal, and he foolishly trusted his trainer to not give him something illegal. Maybe you could show you did not intentionally take something.
Now, baseball is saying "ok, you know what, we don't care if you didn't intend to take something, it is your job to know exactly what you are consuming. Unless something crazy or nefarious happens like someone secretly spiking your food, we don't want to hear any excuses"
I said athletes, not baseball players. Those arguments you cited are the ones that guys who get caught in any sport ALWAYS use.
And Barry Bonds was never caught on a drug test. The argument he made was in court.