(Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer)
Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has suspended its sponsorship of sprinter Tyson Gay after the American failed a drugs test.
An out-of-competition test completed by Gay in May tested positive, according to the US Anti-Doping Agency.
A spokesman for Adidas says the company is shocked by the recent allegations.
Thirty-year-old Gay is the joint-second fastest man ever over 100 metres.
He is also the fastest man in the world this year and won gold in the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres at the 2007 World Championships.
The sprinter is awaiting the results of his B sample.
Gay says he does not have a sabotage story as he basically put his trust in someone and was let down.
Gay says he is hoping to run again, but will take whatever punishment he gets like a man.
Transcript of PBS News Hour on Gay Being Kicked Out on Doping:
Gay broke the news himself.