â€œAt the present time I cannot explain the positive drug test in Sacramento California. I know I have never used any steroids or any other banned substances, I am investigating possible causes of my positive test with my attorney. I have never cheated, all of my success has come from hard work and dedication to my sport.â€?
According to reports Sherk will be represented by lawyer Howard Jacobs. Jacobs, a self-described “athlete’s lawyer”, focuses exclusively on cases involving athletes, specifically those accused of doping. Current and past clients include sprinter Tim Montgomery, cyclist Tyler Hamilton, and Tour de France Champion Floyd Landis.
He is one of only a handful of lawyers who specialize in athletic disputes making him a well-qualified individual to represent Sherk who faces the task of proving the California State Athletic Comission that his positive steroid test for Nandrolone was false. The road ahead for Sherk and Jacobs is going to be tough as the CSAC has never overturned a positive steroid test.