Following a positive test for amphetamines at this year's Seattle Supercross, James Stewart received notice from the FIM yesterday that, according to an official statement from Yoshimura Suzuki , he will "receive a punishment that severely affects the entire 2015 season."
Stewart alleges the test results stem from a legal Adderall prescription and plans to appeal the ruling (citing WADA and USDA approvals that he says "prove I'm not cheating") but so far the FIM has held firm and the expectation around the industry is that one of their most exciting riders will spend the entire year on the sidelines.
Regardless of the appeal, Stewart plans to attend the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championships in Anaheim on January 3rd in order "to support his team, teammate, sponsors, and fans."
More answers are certainly forthcoming, and Stewart promises to share his side of the story in the coming weeks, but what do you think? Did the FIM go too far? Did Stewart cheat? Sound off in the comments below.