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James Cronin bears at least some fault for doping mistake while our French cousins walk away scot-free

Neil Francis


Fact that Cronin has a record of a failed test shows inconsistency with some high-profile cases in France

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James Cronin was suspended for a month after an ‘unintentional anti-doping violation’. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

James Cronin was suspended for a month after an ‘unintentional anti-doping violation’. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

James Cronin was suspended for a month after an ‘unintentional anti-doping violation’. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

You may have noticed over the years that this column has a zero-tolerance attitude towards doping in this game. One person doping is a cheat too many.

I have taken quite recently a very strong line on Springbok superstar Aphiwe Dyantyi. When a big fish is on the line you have to fight him hard.


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