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Report: Ben Johnson endorsing sports drink

Updated: March 24, 2006, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

Ben Johnson is trading on his disgraced past, endorsing a sports drink called Cheetah in a TV commercial.

Johnson was stripped of his Olympic gold medal and world record in the 100 meters at the 1988 Seoul Games after testing positive for steroids. After a two-year suspension, he received a lifetime ban in 1993 for a second positive drug test.

Now, the Toronto Star reports, Johnson is featured in two commercials for the Cheetah Power Surge sports drink.

One ad is a mock ...

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