Tyson Gay's sponsorship contract shelved
Adidas yesterday said that it had suspended its sponsorship with Tyson Gay, after the US sprinter tested positive for a banned substance.
The German company said in a statement that it was “shocked” at revelations that he failed a drugs test but was implementing the terms of his deal.
“Even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently suspended,” adidas said. “Adidas has a clear policy on doping and drug use.”
Gay is one of the four fastest men in history and has a personal best of 9.69secs for the 100m and 19.58secs for the 200m.