Rick Crawford Fired from Mesa State

From VeloNews

Colorado Mesa University has fired cycling coach Rick Crawford after new allegations surrounding his involvement in doping riders have arisen.

Crawford admitted earlier this month to providing Levi Leipheimer and Kirk O’Bee with doping products in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After he came forward to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the university stood behind Crawford, installing former U.S. Postal Service rider and anti-doping advocate Scott Mercier as the program director.

The Grand Junction Sentinel has reported that another rider subsequently came forward accusing Crawford of providing him with performance enhancing drugs.

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Yeah...down goes a bad apple

Rick...you can get a job within insurance sales. It is what I did for 16 years to support my family during a clean cycling career getting my ass kicked by guys you were doping. Mercier could hook you up in Grand Junction. Seems poetic. Anxiously awaiting the next phase of your admissions to known events.