Wait, what??? LOLz
Golfer Vijay Singh has been using deer antler spray to improve his game, but after the PGA Tour sued him for using the substance, he's now suing them for being reckless with how they exercised the Anti-Doping Program.
The suit states that the PGA Tour debunked Singh to "public humiliation and ridicule" for months.
And in a statement delivered by Vijay's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, the golfer said:
"I am proud of my achievements, my work ethic, and the way I live my life. The PGA Tour not only treated me unfairly, but displayed a lack of professionalism that should concern every professional golfer and fan of the game."
Considering that Singh admitted to Sports Illustrated in January that he bought the product for $9,000 and used it "every couple of hours," we're baffled by the thought that he's blaming the organization for revealing his so-called secret.
But in Vijay's defense, since deer antler spray doesn't contain enough of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1, which was on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of illegal substances, he somewhat has a point. Plus, taking into mind that WADA doesn't ban the use of the spray, Singh was clearly not in violation.
"The PGA Tour has now finally admitted that the use of deer antler spray is not prohibited. Rather than performing its duties to golfers first, and then determining whether there had been any violation of the Anti-Doping Program, the PGA Tour rushed to judgment and accused one of the world's hardest working and most dedicated golfers of violating the rules of the game."
To which the PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem responded:
"I think any doping case you learn something. There are several things here that we're focused on, most of them procedurally. To ever have a player say 'I didn't know in this particular instance that I should have called you or checked your certification list' raises a question in our mind as to whether we're aggressive enough in that area. The procedures that we use under our Anti Doping Program, little things that have to do with what happens when charges are brought, appeals are made, we're looking at some things in that area."
Welp, guess we're gonna have to wait to see what happens with this case because it definitely sounds like Vijay has a good stance!
[Image via Jeff Siner/AP Images.]
Tags: deer antler spray, doping, pga tour, sports illustrated, suing, vijay singh