Tyson Gay’s contract with sportswear manufacturers Adidas has been suspended following the American sprinter’s reported failed drug test.
An out-of-competition test conducted by the US Anti-Doping Agency in May tested positive for oxilofrine which has been said to be an ingredient in some dietary supplements but a banned substance in sport.
Pending the results of the 30-year-old’s ‘B’ sample from the USADA he has been dropped by Adidas.
Gay said on Monday: “I don’t have a sabotage story… I basically put my trust in someone and was let down.
“I know exactly what went on, but I can’t discuss it right now.
“I hope I am able to run again, but I will take whatever punishment I get like a man.”
Gay is the joint-second fastest man ever over 100m. He is also the fastest man in the world this year and won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4×100m at the 2007 World Championships.
“We are shocked by these recent allegations,” a spokesman for Adidas said on Monday.
“Even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently suspended.”