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Canadian Pole Vaulter Says He “Accidentally” Ingested Cocaine From Craigslist Hooker

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Thursday, October 6, 2016
Tags:  Shawn Barber  

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For 22-year-old Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, meeting with a hooker off Craigslist apparently left him with cocaine in his system just before the Olympics in Rio – That, according to him.

“A tryst with a woman Shawn Barber met on Craigslist led to a positive doping test for cocaine for the Canadian pole vaulter.

The 22-year-old from Toronto tested positive for trace amounts of the drug prior to the Rio Olympics, but the 2015 world champion was permitted to compete in Brazil after it was determined he inadvertently ingested the banned substance.

Barber ingested the cocaine on July 8, the day before he won the Canadian title in Edmonton. He’d posted in the “casual encounter” section of Craigslist for a “professional person” for a sexual encounter as a way to relieve stress on the night before, and specified in the post he wanted a woman who was drug-free and disease-free.

A woman referred to as “W” in the report testified that she consumed cocaine before she met Barber and then again in the bathroom of his hotel room. She said at his hearing that he could not have known she’d used the drug.

The court ruled that Barber, who called the positive test “a complete shock,” had unknowingly ingested the drug through kissing.”

This one goes right into the excuse hall of fame.



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