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Andre Berto: I’ve always been clean and always will

Andre BertoBy William Mackay: Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto spoke out yesterday about his alleged positive drug test for Nandrolone, saying he’s innocent and he’s a clean fighter who doesn’t use performance enhancing drugs.

Berto said on his twitter “I know my attorney told me to stay quiet but all of this is some bull****!!! I’ve always been clean and always will. Truth coming very soon.”

Berto was supposed to be facing Victor Ortiz in a rematch next month on June 23rd. However, the positive drug test by Berto has taken him out of that fight, and now he’s kind of in limbo until they get to the bottom of the positive test. The thing is Berto’s positive test results showed only a trace amount, and there’s a good chance there was contamination from something Berto ate in terms of supplements and/or food. There’s also a chance that the testing agency could have made a mistake on Berto’s tests. Of course, there were two separate tests, which make mistakes less likely. But there’s still a possibility that the testing was botched, causing the positive test results for Berto.

There’s also a small chance that Berto may have actually used the drug, but I don’t believe that. He’d be crazy to do so because he knew there was testing being done for this fight, so he wouldn’t take the chances of doing even if he was using. I don’t he is, and I see this as a contamination issue. But for that to be proven, Berto is going to have to recall the supplements he used during the time he tested positive and he’ll need to give it to the testing agency so that they can test the supplements for contamination.
For the time being, Berto can only sit and wait until all of this takes place.

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