No one disputes the need to curb the use of banned substances in athletics. But, Diana Taurasi's situation being the latest example, nothing undermines the process more than when doubt is raised about testing procedures and the labs that do them.
Diana Taurasi's provisional doping suspension was lifted by Turkey's basketball federation after a lab retracted its finding that she tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance following an "evaluation" of Taurasi's statements in her defense.
Diana Taurasi was fired from her Turkish basketball club after allegedly testing positive for a banned stimulant. The File has acquired some of the documents her legal team is using for her defense, including a passed polygraph test.
In December, Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce fired WNBA star Diana Taurasi for allegedly testing positive for Modafinil, a banned stimulant. But Taurasi's defense took a step forward with news that she recently passed a polygraph test.
Diana Taurasi is facing one of the most difficult challenges to her stellar basketball career. The WNBA standout and former UConn star tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro league in Turkey, her lawyer said on Thursday night.