Floyd Mayweather Has Failed 3 PED Tests.USADA Covered It Up
Under standard sports drug-testing protocols, when blood or urine is taken from an athlete, itâs divided into an âAâ and âBâ sample. The âAâ sample is tested first. If it tests negative, end of story. If the âAâ sample tests positive, the athlete then has the right to demand that the âBâ sample be tested. If the âBâ sample tests negative, the athlete is presumed to be clean. But if the âBâ sample also tests positive, the first positive finding is confirmed and the athlete has a problem.
On May 20, 2012, a rumor filtered through the drug-testing community that Mayweather had tested positive on three occasions for an illegal performance-enhancing drug.
More specifically, it was rumored that Mayweatherâs âAâ sample had tested positive on three occasions and, after each positive test, USADA had found exceptional *** in the form of inadvertent use and gave Floyd a waiver. This waiver, according to the rumor, negated the need for a test of Floydâs âBâ sample. And because the âBâ sample was never tested, a loophole in USADAâs contract with Mayweather and Golden Boy allowed the testing to proceed without the positive âAâ sample results being reported to Mayweatherâs opponent or the Nevada State Athletic Commission (which had jurisdiction over the fights).
In late-May, Pacquiaoâs attorneys heard the rumor. On June 4, 2012, they served *** demands and subpoenas on Mayweather, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy and USADA calling for the production of all *** that related to PED testing of Mayweather for the Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto fights.
The *** were not produced. There was a delay in the proceedings while Floyd spent nine weeks in the Clark County Detention Center after pleading guilty to charges of domestic violence and harassment. Upon his release from jail on August 2nd, settlement talks heated up.
On September 25, 2012, a stipulation of settlement ending the defamation case was filed with the court. The parties agreed that the terms of settlement would be kept confidential. Prior to the agreement being signed, two sources with detailed knowledge of the proceedings told this writer that Mayweatherâs initial monetary settlement offer was âsubstantially moreâ than Pacquiaoâs attorneys had expected it would be and an agreement in principle was reached soon afterward.