Olympic Hopeful Blames Burrito For Positive Performance-Enhancing Drug Test
Ahh, burritos. The catalyst to midnight cravings, bean-induced gas, and positive performance-enhancing drug tests? Earlier this week record-breaking American middle-distance runner and Olympic hopeful Shelby Houlihan tested positive for an anabolic steroid called Nandrolone, leaving her banned from the upcoming Tokyo games less than one week out from the U.S. Olympic track and field trials and potentially facing a four-year ban from the sport. Despite the test's questionable results, Houlihan, maintains her innocence, alleging that the positive test was the result of *checks notes* a fancy pork burrito?
“I feel completely devastated, lost, broken, angry, confused and betrayed by the very sport that I loved and poured myself into just to see how good I was,” the star athlete wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “I want to be very clear: I’ve never taken any performance-enhancing substances, and that includes the one of which I have been accused.”