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Mexican federation clears 5 of doping

Updated: July 8, 2011, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Five Mexican players who tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol were cleared by their country's soccer federation Friday.

The five -- defenders Francisco Rodriguez and Edgar Duenas, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and midfielders Christian Bermudez and Antonio Naelson -- blamed the results on contaminated meat.

They tested positive in May during training camp in Mexico before the Gold Cup. The players did not appear in the U.S. tournament. The Mexican federation ...

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