CrossFit East Woodbridge have been disqualified from The CrossFit Games due to a failed drug test.
Laura Laura Hosier, who declined her individual invitation to compete as a member of East Woodbridge, tested positive for higenamine.
She then posted this statement.
“I received an email from @crossfitgames informing me that I had tested positive for higenamine. A compound found in the pictured preworkout I had taken. I take full responsibility for consuming this product. I drank it. It was delicious. It was blue. And that was about all I knew about it. I bought it at a local shop and didn’t think twice. In retrospect I should have. I am embarrassed and appalled that my ignorance is costing my teammates their shot at competing at the Crossfit Games. I am sorry to everyone who helped and supported me on this journey. I fucked up.”
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