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Bell accepts three-month suspension for doping violation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Triple-jumper Kenta Bell accepted
a three-month suspension after testing positive for a banned
substance, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Monday.

Bell, of Decatur, Ga., tested positive for methylpredisolone on
June 24 at the U.S. Outdoor Nationals in Indianapolis.
Methylprednisolone is a prescription drug but Bell did not have an
exemption required by anti-doping rules, USADA said.

Bell's suspension was deferred and he was allowed to return to
competition after completing an anti-doping education program this
month, said USADA spokesman Travis Tygart.

He was disqualified from his third-place finish at the Outdoor
Nationals.