22 Oct 2008

Graham sentenced to home detention over BALCO drugs scandal

5:49 pm on 22 October 2008

Athletics coach Trevor Graham has been sentenced to a year's home detention for lying to federal agents investigating the BALCO doping scandal.

Graham triggered a huge steroid scandal by anonymously sending the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency a syringe with a then-undetectable steroid that was traced back to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a San Francisco area company.

The scandal affected athletics, baseball and American football, and led to prison time for BALCO founder Victor Conte and others, including Olympic sprinter Marion Jones.

Jamaican-born Graham formerly trained Jones and disgraced sprinters Tim Montgomery and Justin Gatlin.