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What to make of Montgomery ruling

Updated: December 13, 2005, 5:21 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

Before he was hit with a two-year ban, Tim Montgomery had already become a track and field footnote. His world-record time in the 100 meters had been broken and promoters were scared to call him.

Tuesday's decision by the Court for Arbitration in Sport, which upholds doping charges against him, now makes Montgomery a legal footnote, too.

For the first time, it affirms the right of investigative bodies such as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which sought the ban, to bring doping ...

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