Lindsey Scherf

athlete, from United States of America, 1 sanction

Notes: According to a statement from USADA, the leniency of the penalty—half the normal punishment for similar offenses—was due to “the unusual circumstances in [Scherf’s] case.” “Scherf refused to submit to sample collection in part because she was unsure about the requirement for a therapeutic use exemption in order to use her asthma medication,” the release said. “Scherf now acknowledges that her decision to refuse the doping control test was not excused by these circumstances,” the statement continues, “but at the time...she believed she was justified in doing so.” “I was assessed the smallest penalty that USADA’s rules allowed (half the normal two-year suspension) because USADA found that I had ‘no significant fault or negligence’ in this matter,” Scherf wrote in an e-mailed statement yesterday. “There was never any dispute of the facts in this matter. Only the appropriate penalty was in question.”

2007 - Failure to Test


Start
Date

September 21, 2007

1 year finished

End
Date

September 21, 2008


Status

no record

Date of Infraction

no record

Event

no record