Neben, others sue Hammer Nutrition over contamination
Mark Zalewski, North American Editor, Cyclingnews.com
American cyclist Amber Neben, along with professional triathletes Rebekah Keat and Mike Vine, filed a lawsuit in a California district court last December against Hammer Nutrition, maker of Endurolytes. The lawsuit alleges that the product contained unlisted substances that caused all three plaintiffs to produce positive doping tests, and that further resulted in subsequent doping violations and sanctions.
Court documents obtained by Cyclingnews state that each plaintiff took multiple capsules of the product Endurolytes before competing in events in which each subsequently tested positive for 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of the banned steroid norandrostenedione found in urine. Arguing for the plaintiffs is Howard Jacobs, well known for his work with Floyd Landis' case as well as other professional athletes involved with doping violations.
I think I remember reading the same article, and it also stated that the Hammer supplied Endurolytes to the whole team that Neben was on. Everyone else on the team tested negative. Was her bottle the only one that was contaminated??? Only Amber knows for sure.