Top Sprinter Accepts Steroid-Use Penalty

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U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin has accepted an eight-year ban from athletics competition for testing positive for steroids in April. His case is unusual in that he has accepted the results of the positive test and the ban on competition, although he may appeal in the future.

Renee Montagne talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan.



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