"I was taking notes right when she called, to write down my information and everything and I spelled the drug name wrong even... I was devastated."So that's her defense? "I can't be guilty because I don't know how to spell the name of the drug I tested positive for?" Who's Jessica Hardy receiving legal advice from, Lionel Hutz?
We've seen athletes who have failed drug tests use second-hand smoke, the Cuban mafia and unborn twins as excuses in the past, but I think Hardy's "if I can't spell, the test ain't swell" defense is a new one.
Look, Jessica, maybe you're innocent. Maybe science failed you, like I failed it in the 11th grade. But try to come up with a better excuse than poor spelling. I'm sure many doctors don't know how to spell clenbuterol. I mean, before I just looked it up I couldn't spell Heineken, but that doesn't mean I didn't drink seven of them last night.
- Jessica Hardy