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Andre Berto Denies Use of Any Banned Substances, Investigation Underway Regarding Cause of Positive Test

Los Angeles (May 18, 2012) - Andre Berto was recently advised that he has tested positive for low levels of 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of nandrolone or nandrolone precursors. So far, neither Andre Berto nor his lawyer have been provided with any laboratory documentation other than a 1-page, summary report of the laboratory's findings. Mr. Berto's lawyer has requested the complete laboratory documentation package, including all chain of custody documentation and scientific data supporting the laboratory's summary report.

Mr. Berto issued this statement:

“At the present time, I cannot explain the positive drug test, which was provided as part of a voluntary anti-doping program in which I agreed to participate. I know that I have never used any steroids or other banned substances, and I am investigating all possible causes of the positive test with my attorney Howard Jacobs. I have never cheated, and all of my success has come from hard work and dedication.”

Article posted on 19.05.2012



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