Michael Rodgers out of worlds

Updated: August 19, 2011, 10:56 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former U.S. sprint champion Michael Rodgers has accepted a provisional doping suspension and will not compete at world championships later this month.

Rodgers, the 2009 champion in the 100 meters, tested positive for a banned stimulant he says he ingested by accident.

According to a news release sent by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday, Rodgers maintains his innocence but decided to withdraw so other athletes would not be "distracted" by his positive ...

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