Rirruto wrote:I wonder what other kinds of drugs these kids were using. Doesnt say in the article and cant be all steroids, can it?
This was discussed yesterday on espn radio
The new testing policy allows these mandatory suspensions ONLY for steriod use OR "masking substances" which are used to hide the presence of steriods, that means all these suspensions have to be related to that
If a player tests postive for a non-steriodal substance (aka crack), the suspension IS NOT MANDATORY, and all details about it have to be disclosed if a suspsension is handed down.
As to this in the minors, it makes sense. Its much more likely a low caliber player will be looking for an edge to maintain a roster spot or get promoted than a B Bonds (steriod user though he is
) use something. Im not suprised by this at all -- I am suprised only one MLB player has tested postiive, I wonder what all they test for and how.....curious