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.