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Hardy's lawyer answers supplement maker's charge in doped swimmer case

Jessica Hardy prior to competing in the Olympics.

Swimmer Jessica Hardy's lawyer, Howard Jacobs, wrote me after seeing the Wednesday blog entry in which nutritional supplement maker AdvoCare disputed findings of the arbitration panel that cut in half Hardy's two-year doping suspension for use of a steroid in an allegedly contaminated AdvoCare product.

Jacobs, in turn, is disputing some of AdvoCare's statements.

His response is below.

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Supplemental information on doped swimmer case

Jessica Hardy prior to the Olympics. A few words from the Texas-based nutritional supplement maker, AdvoCare, at the center of the Jessica Hardy case, in the form of this press release contesting the findings of the arbitration hearing that reduced her doping suspension from two years to one.

(For the details of the arbitration panel's action, please read my blog posted yesterday. You will notice it puts the word "allegedly'' before "contaminated'' in reference to the AdvoCare supplement central to the case, since the issue of contamination also is central to lawsuits each party -- Hardy and AdvoCare -- has brought against the other. Hardy had been a paid endorser for AdvoCare.)

The AdvoCare statement:

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