Stand with Brianna McNeal

Stand with Brianna McNeal

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Brianna McNeal is the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 100 meter hurdles. Brianna has never failed a drug test. On the other hand, Brianna was suspended from competing for 5 years and she will not be allowed to defend her Olympic Gold medal in Tokyo.

Drug testers knocked on Brianna's door on January 12, 2020 to test her but she did not answer due to being medicated after receiving "a surprise medical procedure". Brianna had undergone an abortion, she was recovering and it also left her traumatized . Brianna did not wish to disclose her procedure but she felt forced after being pressured by investigators to give them an answer. Brianna wanted to keep her procedure private as she and her husband had only discussed the issue with their spiritual advisor. 

Brianna McNeal, 29, was suspended for five years for “tampering with the results management process” in connection with her missing a doping test two days after she had the abortion.

In its case against her, McNeal said, World Athletics said it didn’t believe she was so traumatized by the abortion that she got the date of the procedure wrong. After all, the organization said, she continued to post on social media and compete in the weeks afterward.

McNeal said investigators chastised her for seeing a spiritual adviser instead of a psychiatrist while she was suffering from depression after the abortion. Brianna was showed no compassion, she was judged and mistreated by a room full of individuals who can't relate to her situation and failed to understand what she had been thru. 

Brianna was not obligated to reply to the Doping Agencies request and had she not replied she would have only received a missed test. Brianna has never used drugs nor has she ever tampered with a sample. She is a model athlete, a leader in her community and a champion who has earned and worked hard to achieve her accomplishments. Please sign and share this petition and #STANDWITHBRI as we push to have Brianna's 5 year ban overturned as it is an unfair punishment. Brianna has also paid over $40,000.00 to lawyers for this case. Let’s show support for Brianna Rollins McNeal and #StandWithBri.

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