Pro cyclist Alexi Grewal’s taste for poppy seed muffins has resulted in a $500 fine and a three-month suspension for the 1984 Olympic gold medalist.
Grewal tested positive for opiates last month at the Prologue Time Trial at the Tour of West Virginia and was punished by the U.S. Professional Racing Organization. According to Grewal, the positive test was the result of eating poppy seed muffins.
For the record:
12:00 a.m. June 24, 1992 NEWSWIRE Cycling From Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Times Wednesday June 24, 1992 Home Edition Sports Part C Page 2 Column 6 Sports Desk 2 inches; 47 words Type of Material: Column; Correction
The Associated Press reported erroneously that pro cyclist Alexi Grewal of Boulder, Colo., received a three-month suspension for testing positive for opiates. Instead, the U.S. Professional Racing Organization issued a three-month suspended sentence. Grewal, who tested positive after eating poppy-seed muffins, was fined $500.