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Can you distinguish the real excuse from the made-up ones? Take Patrick Hruby's first (but not last) Steroid Excuse Quiz.

Updated: August 1, 2006, 3:31 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

News item: Track coach Trevor Graham claimed that American sprinter Justin Gatlin's recent positive steroid test was the result of a grudge-carrying massage therapist who rubbed testosterone cream into Gatlin's legs.

Sure. Sounds plausible. Even probable. Heck, isn't that one of those no-nos Nelson Algren warned us about?

Never play cards with a man named Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never accept a rubdown from a masseuse with an axe to grind.

OK, ...

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