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30 Sports Stars Who Cheated and Got Caught

Darren - May 20, 2021
Sports

30 Sports Stars Who Cheated and Got Caught

Darren - May 20, 2021
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1. Bob Baffert

Baffert is one of the faces of American horse racing. Earlier this year, he won the Kentucky Derby for the seventh time but this story doesn’t have a happy ending. After the race, his horse, Medina Spirit, tested positive for betamethasone. This steroid reduces swelling and inflammation. Meanwhile, it was the fifth time in the space of 12 months that one of his horses failed a drug test.

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Instantly, his reputation was in shatters.  The leading governing bodies across the nation suspended him. Then he was unable to send his horses to compete in prestigious races. Baffert claimed that a groom consumed cough syrup and urinated on the horse’s hay. However, this is one of the worst excuses in the history of horse racing. Donald Trump labeled Medina Spirit a ‘junkie.’ He wasn’t wrong.

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