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BMXer positive for THC

17 year-old U.S. BMXer George Joseph (Joe) Sowers III has tested positive for metabolites of cannabis or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at the NBL Silver State Nationals on March 25, 2006.

Sowers accepted a three-month suspension as a result of the positive. As part of his sanction, he agreed to participate in an anti-doping educational program. Because Sowers completed this program, he received a three-month period of deferment, allowing for an immediate return to competition.

As a result of the doping violation, Sowers has been disqualified from his event results at the Silver State Nationals.

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