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Disgraced U.S. Olympian

I Didn't Mean to Eat

Those WEED Brownies

8/6/2012 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S. judo fighter Nick Delpopolo says he had NO IDEA the baked goods he consumed before the Olympics contained weed. Really, he swears.

Nick was booted from the 2012 Games after failing a drug test ... and now he says he has a perfectly good explanation -- he was tricked into eating pot.

The 23-year-old just released a statement saying his dirty test was "caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana."

The International Olympic Committee draws a hard line when it comes to drugs ... they expelled Delpopolo from the games, stripped him of his accreditation, and will change the standings in his event. He had placed 7th in the competition.

In a statement released by the USOC, Delpopolo says, "I apologize to U.S. Olympic Committee, to my teammates, and to my fans, and I am embarrassed by this mistake."

To be fair ... Nick never specified what kind of baked goods he had consumed -- but he looks like a brownie kind of a guy.

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Straight Talkin Texan    

Hey, that could happen. Especially if the baked goods came from a competitor

626 days ago
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EMP BITE ME    

Dem hash browns man!

626 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

You can taste the pot in brownies.

626 days ago
4.

Mike44090    

OMG, If I didn't know better I would have thought it was Joran Van der Sloot in that photo.

626 days ago
5.

News Flash     

Ya ya just like Bill Clinton didn't inhale.

626 days ago
6.

Nate    

So what weed is like a beer, I don't care if he consumed a few beers before the games.

626 days ago
7.

Fuck Celebrities    

B U L L S H I T

626 days ago
8.

Seymour Bluffs    

Since when was pot considered a performing enhancing drug???

626 days ago
9.

gamepro    

ok fine out who gave them to him and then make him pay for it because i don't think he would have ate them if he knew they had pot in them and i dont blame him it wasn't his fault but accidents do happen

626 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

all I can say to this is that anyone who eats food made with pot knows it cause it tastes like crapola!

626 days ago
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Paul B.    

I realize that headlines get people to read your stories, but let's be honest. He isn't disgraced. He made a mistake - all be it a stupid one, but a mistake nonetheless. He will bounce back or start dating Lindsay Lohan.

626 days ago
12.

LRT    

Yeaaaaaaaa. That's right...yea that's what happened! Ahahah

626 days ago
13.

SpeakTheWord    

Ok lets give some simple urine test to the players before they go and embarrass us at the Olympics .We can buy simple drug tests at the Pharmacy .

626 days ago
14.

S D M F    

Who knew that "pot brownies" were considered performance enhancing drugs?

626 days ago
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Six Million Dollar Man    

Why would they disqualify anyone from having taken pot? Pot doesn't make you better at Olympic events, it makes your reaction time slower and you eat and laugh alot. Pot doesn't give anyone a fair advantage in Judo, or any other sport. Now, if we were talking about EPO or steroids, or crank, maybe that might give you an advantage but still, it would just make your teammates frustrated 'cause you would be running around like a madman.

626 days ago
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