Alberto Contador blames tainted meat

Updated: October 1, 2010, 8:36 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's claim that the steak he ate is to blame for his positive doping test is plausible, experts say, since the drug he's accused of taking is sometimes illegally given to beef cattle.

Contador, a three-time Tour de France champion, blamed contaminated steak for his positive doping test, vowing Thursday to clear his name so that cycling's latest drug scandal doesn't "destroy everything that I have done."

The Spanish rider was provisionally ...

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