Jesse Norris Suspended Six Months Following Failed Drug Test

On Thursday, Jesse Norris posted on Instagram that he tested positive for a stimulant while at the 2015 Raw Nationals. Norris attributes his failed test to taking the pre-workout supplement, Craze. The failed drug test has resulted in a six-month suspension from the USAPL.

In April 2014, the U.S. FDA warned the manufacturer, Driven Sports, of Craze that its product contained an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound. At the time, Driven Sports had stopped making Craze and replaced it with a new product, Frenzy. A year later, Driven Sports released Craze v2 despite a pending criminal charge. Even with the controversy surrounding the manufacturer and the product line, Norris allegedly chose to take the supplement.

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According to the USAPL Drug Test Database, Norris’ suspension is retroactive to October 17, 2015 and will be lifted on April 17, 2016. The USAPL suspended 22 athletes during 2015.

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