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Old 04-08-10, 08:49 AM
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Jon Wertheim: Odesnik outrage, Roddick clay-court prognosis, more mail

Jon, I have to wonder why Wayne Odesnik is playing in the Houston event. As you noted last week, he pleaded guilty [to importing HGH] and there is no doubt of his guilt. I wish the guy hadn't done it, but he did and should not be allowed to play, effective immediately. What's broken down here? Can't the ATP suspend the guy until a formal review takes place? What about the tournament director? Shouldn't he have the ability to deny access to any player he wants? Odesnik beat his first-round opponent (who wasn't happy about having to play him). We want to be a clean sport and yet there is no process in place to prevent him from playing. What gives??? -- Tim, New York

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