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Carter Ashton May Have To Carry The Drug User Tag

11/07/2014 at 11:35am EST

Last night Chris Johnston of Sportsnet posted this on Ashton...

The use of Clenbuterol cost Alberto Contador a Tour de France title and Guillermo Mota the chance to win a second World Series with the San Francisco Giants.

Now it might keep Carter Ashton from continuing his NHL career.

Officially, the Toronto Maple Leafs winger was hit with a 20-game suspension for a positive test of the banned substance, but the ultimate penalty will likely end up being quite a bit steeper than that.

Fairly or not, Ashton is now going to be labelled as a user of performance-enhancing drugs. That the 23-year-old claims he accidentally ingested the fat-burning stimulant through a friend’s asthma inhaler won’t change much in the court of public opinion.

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