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Musher says Iditarod official threatened him

Iditarod officials are reviewing the allegations and will make a decision on the future role of Dr. Morrie Craig. Oregon State University terminated Craig after a faculty committee found the toxicology professor bullied two students and sexual harassed a student and faculty member.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 12:16 PM
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 7:39 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, who is challenging his termination from a university over allegations of bullying, has been accused of threatening a musher just before the start of this year's race.

Iditarod officials are reviewing the allegations and will make a decision on the future role of Dr. Morrie Craig within the next few days.

Musher Wade Marrs said Craig threatened to reveal his dogs tested positive for a banned substance. Marrs felt it was out of retaliation for the musher being vocal about how race officials have handled dog doping.

The Iditarod says Marrs' dogs did have a small amount of lidocaine in their system but not enough to trigger a positive test.

Oregon State University terminated Craig after a faculty committee found the toxicology professor bullied two students and sexual harassed a student and faculty member. He's challenging his termination.

Attempts to reach Craig on Wednesday weren't successful.

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