Five CONCACAF soccer players from the Mexican Gold Cup team were suspended after testing positive for clenbuterol, a drug used for promoting lean muscle mass and boosting overall muscle. Clenbuterol is illegal in farming animals for human consumption, because its residues can cause health problems later in life.
The soccer players blame some steak they all ate at the same training camp, which seems credible as the record shows they all ate the same meal that day.
Later, ‘B’ tests were found to be negative which bodes well for the athletes. In all likelihood they should be cleared of the accusations next week. Meanwhile, Mexico has asked for permission to replace the five players, but CONCACAF has asked for more details of the test before considering the request.
Final results will be made public next week as we find out if the players are cleared or not of all accusations.