With the Olympics just around the corner, I thought I'd share with my audience the worst excuse I've ever heard for being caught doping (and no, it's not the Warnie "my mum made me take weight-loss pills" defense):
Former American sprinter Dennis Mitchell tested positive for high levels of testosterone in 1998. His excuse? "five bottles of beer and sex with his wife at least four times...it was her birthday, the lady deserved a treat."
What's even more astounding is that USA Track and Field accepted his excuse! Thankfully, the International Association of Athletics Federations did not and banned him for two years.