May 08, 2017 02:16 PM

The controversial sport of dog racing has another mark on its record.

According to Fox Sports, Malcolm McAllister, a well-known Florida-based dog trainer, has had his license revoked after five of the greyhounds at his kennel tested positive for cocaine.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation discovered this serious violation when one of McAllister’s dogs, Flying Tidalwave, tested positive for cocaine after a race. The other dogs at the trainer’s kennel were tested and four more came up positive for the same drug.

McAllister has responded to the revocation with shock and sadness, claiming he knows nothing about how the drug found its way into the dogs’ systems.

“It is with great sadness and disbelief this very serious charge has been brought against me,” McAllister said in the statement.

The former trainer went on to say he believed one of the four helpers he hired while searching for another full-time trainer must have dropped cocaine at the kennel or gave it to the animals. Even with this statement, McAllister has decided not to dispute the findings and has waived his right to a hearing.

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