Why are some athletes seemingly allowed to pump their bodies full of drugs and continue to be placed on pedestals for all of us to look up to, while others are banned for life and forced to live on $240 a week, eating at McDonald’s instead of appearing in ads for them?
Tammy Thomas used to be a world class track cyclist, but in 2002 she was banned for life from the sport she loves after testing positive for steroids. Now she’s fighting to get her dignity back, hoping that her old friends will stop ignoring her and treating her like a pariah, and somehow find a way to make the athletic world behave fairly–something it tends not to do when money is involved.
Was she treated unfairly because her sport is relatively unknown and her face was unlikely to appear on Wheaties boxes, or does she deserve the treatment she’s received because she got caught?

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