Singh releases statement regarding banned substance report

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 1:29 p.m.

Earlier this afternoon, former Masters and PGA Champion Vijay Singh released the following statement regarding a Sports Illustrated article where he admitted taking a banned substance:

In light of the recent article on, I want to issue the following statement:

"While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Policy.  In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances.  I am absolutely shocked that deer antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position.  I have been in contact with the PGA TOUR and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter.  I will not be commenting further at this time."

It was reported on Tuesday that Singh admitted taking a banned substance. Early Wednesday, David Epstein -- one of the writers of that Sports Illustrated article -- appeared on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" and said Singh may not have been aware that the product he was using was banned.

To read Tuesday's blog post on Singh, click here.

For Wednesday's post with Epstein's explanation, click here.

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Why is it that there is no date on this article? Did the guy who wrote it think it wasn't important, or is it the guy who designed the website who doesn't think it's important?