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Video: Carmelita Jeter walks out of press conference after doping question

Jul 18, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

Sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce told a meet official they didn’t want to be asked questions about doping cases in track and field at a press conference Thursday.

They meant it.

Jeter, the reigning world 100-meter champion, walked out of the press conference after a question was regarding the current Jamaican doping case.

“Thank you,” she said, putting down her microphone and leaving the stage.

Fraser-Pryce, the two-time reigning Olympic champion in the 100, left seconds later, but it may have been because she felt the press conference was over.

Fraser-Pryce trains with the same track club in Jamaica as Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, who tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s Jamaican national championships.

American record-holder Tyson Gay also announced a positive test Sunday and will miss the world championships.

The meet official had fun with the situation though, saying “I wanted to ask you something on the haircut” as the sprinters walked away.

h/t @Flotrack

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  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 19, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    Well that was pretty bogus. A press conference where the press are told they can’t ask about the most pressing topic in T&F? Hey Jeter, refusing to answer any questions always makes it look like you have something to hide. This does make it easier to decide who not to cheer for next month.

  2. rodge1 - Jul 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Guilty as asked

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