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First Baseball Player Gets Lifetime Ban For PEDs

Posted 2/12/2016 6:09 pm by

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Three failed tests, one calendar year.  When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, some baseball players just don’t know when to quit.  The good old days, when sluggers gulped HGH and pitchers doctored their bodies instead of the ball, are over.  Baseball’s been cracking down on drug offenses since instituting testing, and it seems like every so often, a player doesn’t get the message.  Mets hurler Jenrry Mejia didn’t get the message three times.  Already suspended for a full season, guess who failed another drug test?  Jenrry Mejia has been the first player banned for life for PED usage.

Mejia was banned for 80 games last April.  In July, he was hit with a 162-game ban due to a second positive test.  Now, with a third test for the steroid boldenone under his belt, Mejia gets to be a first.  He’s the first player to be permanently banned from major and minor league baseball for steroid use.  I guess some people never learn, or they want to be a pro so badly they’re willing to do anything to get there, no matter how dumb.

“We were deeply disappointed to hear that Jenrry has again violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” said the Mets in a statement.  “We fully support MLB’s policy toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the sport.  As per the Joint Drug Program, we will have no further comment on this suspension.”

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