USOC: Shot put champion tested positive for drugs

American shot put champion Kevin Toth tested positive for the steroid THG and the stimulant modafinil at the 2003 national championships and could be suspended for two years, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday.

Toth is one of four athletes who flunked THG tests during the U.S. championships in June. The others, announced earlier, were Regina Jacobs, John McEwen and Melissa Price.

Jacobs and Price also were national champions.

All four face two-year bans if the positive tests are upheld. Final decisions on their cases are expected this spring.

Later Monday, agent John Nubani announced Toth was retiring, though he still plans to go through with the appeals process.

Toth stunned the track and field world with a throw of 74 feet, 41/2 inches at the Kansas Relays in April - the best performance in the world in 13 years. His winning throw at the national championships was 69-71/2.

The USOC said Toth also tested positive for THG during an out-of-competition test in July.

Regents name panel to investigate recruiting claims

BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Monday chose the final six members of a special commission that will investigate whether the football program lures recruits with sex and alcohol.

The panel will have four men and four women. It includes two blacks, one Hispanic, three current or former judges and a former FBI agent whose son played in the National Football League. Two members are Colorado alumni and another is a former faculty member.

The panel's task is to investigate whether the school's high-profile football team uses alcohol-fueled sex parties to entice high school players to Boulder.

The probe is part of the fallout from a 2001 party attended by three women who say they were raped by football athletes.

All three have sued the university in federal court.

Attorney: Clarett has hired agent

Maurice Clarett has hired an agent, ending any possibility that the running back would return to college next season.

Clarett's attorney, Alan Milstein, said Monday that the former Ohio State star was working with an agent in preparation for this week's NFL combine in Indianapolis, a move that would make him ineligible under NCAA rules. Milstein would not identify the agent.

"He does have one," Milstein said.

On Feb. 5, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that an NFL rule barring eligibility to Clarett and other underclassmen from April's draft violates antitrust law.

Last week, Scheindlin refused to suspend her ruling, and Milstein said Clarett would be in the draft.

Clarett ran for 1,237 yards and led Ohio State to a national championship as a freshman in the 2002 season. But the school suspended him before last season for accepting money from a family friend and for lying about it to NCAA and university investigators.

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