Ramon Clay suspended for steroids use
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ramon Clay, a former national champion in the 200 meters who was linked to the BALCO scandal, has received a two-year suspension for using steroids.
Clay's suspension, announced Friday, is retroactive to November 2009. He forfeits all results from 2000 on, including his 2002 outdoor national title.
Clay was among 27 athletes alleged in a September 2003 government document to have received performance-enhancing drugs from the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative -- a list that also included Marion Jones, Barry Bonds and Tim Montgomery.
Admitted steroids dealer Angel "Memo" Heredia also said he sold performance-enhancing drugs to Clay, who was found by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to have used steroids from 2000 through 2004.
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