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    Tommeke, Tommeke, Tommeke, wat doe je nou!?!?

    nee, nee, nee.

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    Boonen positive for cocaine – again
    Tom Boonen positive for cocaine – a second time

    Tom Boonen of team Quick Step has again tested positive for cocaine as a result of a doping control on April 27, during a racing break in Belgium following the Spring Classics, according to HLN.be. The 2005 World Champion could face criminal charges for violating the conditions of his suspended sentence for cocaine use.

    Boonen, winner of Paris-Roubaix in April, first tested positive for cocaine a year ago.

    The Vlaamse Gemeenschap ("Flemish Community") received news of Boonen's second positive control on Tuesday. Since it was an out-of-competition test, it cannot take action – cocaine usage is subject to sporting sanctions only during competition. The results are now in the hands of the Turnhout court, which had acted on Boonen's earlier cocaine case.

    Police searched Boonen's house on Friday morning in relation to the news. He cooperated in the search and was questioned.

    Following Boonen's positive test last year, he was excluded from the Tour de France. Team Quick Step declared that it forego additional punishment as it was a "personal issue".

    Boonen did not confess to the cocaine use but apologised for the "negative" news. He later claimed that someone must have spiked his drink at an outdoor cafe.

    On February 3, the court in Turnhout ruled that although Boonen had used cocaine, he would not face any punishment. It found that his exclusion from the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de France was punishment enough.

    It issued a ruling ordering him to pay court costs and to refrain from using such drugs in the future. His new positive test is thus apparently a violation of that order, leaving him potentially open to criminal sanctions.

    Neither Boonen nor Quick Step could be reached for comment. (SW)

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    No. Not again.

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    The pull of those white lines can be a little too much for some people.

    This is so depressing.
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    I truly don't believe Boonen could be that addicted to somethng so easily detected.
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    Like Rick James said when asked if he really did all the crazy things in Charlie Murphy's stories about him, "Cocaine is a hell of a drug!"

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    Boonen is either a complete idiot or needs some serious help

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
    Like Rick James said when asked if he really did all the crazy things in Charlie Murphy's stories about him, "Cocaine is a hell of a drug!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    Boonen is either a complete idiot or needs some serious help
    Both.

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    i really want to be a fan. twice? really!? c'mon
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    Maybe I am wrong, but for me failing an out-of-competition drug test from cocaine (for an athlete) doesn't have the same impact of "failing" a drug test the way EPO, Testosterone, Steroids, or HGH would.
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    well something like this is potentially worse since he could end up in prison

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    man, that's sad on so many levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyBoy View Post
    Maybe I am wrong, but for me failing an out-of-competition drug test from cocaine (for an athlete) doesn't have the same impact of "failing" a drug test the way EPO, Testosterone, Steroids, or HGH would.
    Regardless, it shows a reckless disregard for his stature as a representative for the sport. Personally I dont care what he does outside of racing...as long as he doesnt get caught. He got caught. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    well something like this is potentially worse since he could end up in prison
    And if not prison, his appeal to sponsors is tanking after multiple drug busts. The "champion cyclist" image is starting to give way to the "cokehead dumbass" image ...

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    Why does he hate the Betty Ford
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
    i really want to be a fan. twice? really!? c'mon
    still am...who cares

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    Blow is out of your system in terms of testing in just a few day. He's got a real drug problem ...... and now also a huge LEGAL problem given that this is his second offense.

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    There are better ways to get out of racing the Tour.

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    wonder if he's hitting the rails right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king-tony View Post
    There are better ways to get out of racing the Tour.
    I think it's a pretty dope way to get out of the Tour.


    ....



    Sorry.

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    He's addicted...he can save his career by going to rehab...admitting he has a problem and huge tearful apology.

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    I don't feel any more sorry for someone who takes recreational drugs than I do someone takes PEDs.

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    Coke is a tough monkey to get off your back. I hope he can get some help.

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    I've watched some dear friends fall into serious trouble with that stuff. It's disturbing: he must have known that he'd likely be caught if he used, but he did it anyway. Sounds like he's in a pretty dark place.

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    Someone should call A&E's Intervention. It worked for that other guy.

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