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Why do pros use/ get caught with cocaine?(6 posts)

Why do pros use/ get caught with cocaine?Breakfast
Sep 1, 2002 8:12 AM
Like Gilberto Simoni of Saeco?

Is it recreational or is there a belief of increased performance?

I think Simoni claimed that there must have been cocaine contained in some sweets he ate.
They're stupid, and they can afford it!(nm)Bikez
Sep 1, 2002 8:18 AM
Cus they got the cash to burn (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 1, 2002 8:34 AM
Sep 1, 2002 10:25 AM
is a sickness! they are addicts. they have probably a higger % of addicts from the general population? why are we surprise? look around at our socialty! why do kids and adults with everything going use drugs and alcohol? why do kids and adult with nothing going use drugs and alcohol? I think it starts with alcohol and it grows from there. alcohol is accepted and even cool! look at the commercial on basebal and football! and then we wonder why our children drink and drink and drive..enough, maybe they ARE just stupid~~
i thought it was proven it was a mistakebriko51
Sep 1, 2002 12:50 PM
so yeah the pros take drugs...nothing new :)

but simoni is back racing after proving the "cocaine" traces found were form south american foods...
speaking of Simonicyclopathic
Sep 1, 2002 5:15 PM

(7/29/02) Gilberto Simoni of the Saeco/Cannondale team was cleared this past weekend of all accusations of drug use. Simoni was cleared by both the Italian prosecutor's office and the Italian governing body for cycling. The investigation into Simoni included a chemical analysis of his hair, which would show (if it were the case) any use of cocaine. To the contrary, it helped prove Simoni's innocence.
Homeopathic throat lozenges from South America that Simoni was taking to combat a possible case of bronchitis were found to have traces of cocaine, and have been confirmed as the source of the positive test results.

taken from Cannondale press release.

yes you may call it stupid, still there're several Portuguese soccer players who got fined and kicked out of World Cup because they ate too much pork.