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Brownie made local Olympian fail drug test

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American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo, who was expelled Monday from the Olympics following a positive drug test, says the marijuana-laced brownie he ingested was baked by a family member. “After making frantic phone calls to friends and family following the results, a family member confessed that the brownies she had baked (and that I had eaten a few weeks prior) contained marijuana. I had no idea that I had ingested marijuana until that moment. I ...

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August 8, 2012
8:27 a.m.

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Thank God for the drug testing. This gives credence and honor to the competition. An athlete and their family members should be aware of the importance of competition rules. It is a shame to throw out a gift and years of hard work on the ingestion of a laced brownie.

August 8, 2012
12:15 p.m.

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They should give the kid a break. He did not use strength enhaning drugs. Too many rules we are forced to live by these days.

August 8, 2012
9:58 p.m.

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Let this be a lesson to everyone who says weed never ruined anyone's life.

And, I'm not buying the relative thing. Why would you give an athlete in training any kind of brownie? It's like that tennis player who said he tested positive for coke because he kissed a girl in a club who had just snorted it. Rrriiiight.