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J.C. Romero Tests Positive; Claims MLBPA Misled Him.

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:53 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3812334

While Major League Baseball never said J.C. Romero tried to cheat, the 33-year-old reliever who won the third and clinching games of the 2008 World Series has been ruled guilty of "negligence" and will be suspended for the first 50 games of the 2009 season.
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Romero said on Monday that he bought a supplement from a GNC store in Cherry Hill, N.J., last July. The Players Association had told players the supplement was acceptable, but now the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander will receive a suspension and lose $1.25 million.

"I still cannot see where I did something wrong," Romero said. "There is nothing that should take away from the rings of my teammates. I didn't cheat. I tried to follow the rules."


looks like this could go on...
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:05 am

Didn't he already fail a test?



EDIT- Nevermind, I think I'm thinking of Juan Rincon.
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Re: J.C. Romero Tests Positive; Claims MLBPA Misled Him.

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:17 am

OMG NO.
Give the Rays the WS.
The Phils cheated! I knew it.

TEST JAMIE AND COLE RIGHT NOW!
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:18 am

this whole thing is pretty messed up if you ask me.

he asked in spring training if it was ok and it was, so he started taking it, and then he finds out it isnt after he fails a test. i dont see how this isnt going to cause a stir, especially because there seems to be a decent enough documentation/evidence supporting his claims.
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Re: J.C. Romero Tests Positive; Claims MLBPA Misled Him.

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:27 am

Somewhat similar to the NFL issue with the StarCaps and the 6-8 players appealing their suspensions.
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Postby jlm53089 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:33 am

Snakes Gould wrote:this whole thing is pretty messed up if you ask me.

he asked in spring training if it was ok and it was, so he started taking it, and then he finds out it isnt after he fails a test. i dont see how this isnt going to cause a stir, especially because there seems to be a decent enough documentation/evidence supporting his claims.


Ask in ST but buys the supplement in July?

Sounds fishy to me!
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Postby Old_Style » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:58 am

jlm53089 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:this whole thing is pretty messed up if you ask me.

he asked in spring training if it was ok and it was, so he started taking it, and then he finds out it isnt after he fails a test. i dont see how this isnt going to cause a stir, especially because there seems to be a decent enough documentation/evidence supporting his claims.


Ask in ST but buys the supplement in July?

Sounds fishy to me!


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Re: J.C. Romero Tests Positive; Claims MLBPA Misled Him.

Postby mweir145 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:57 am

Weird story, but I'd like to know what the supplement was.
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:00 am

kab21 wrote:Somewhat similar to the NFL issue with the StarCaps and the 6-8 players appealing their suspensions.

Weren't those players taking diuretics to mask steroids (something I'm sure is quite common among NFL players)? What ever happened to those guys this year?
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Re: J.C. Romero Tests Positive; Claims MLBPA Misled Him.

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:02 am

mweir145 wrote:
kab21 wrote:Somewhat similar to the NFL issue with the StarCaps and the 6-8 players appealing their suspensions.

Weren't those players taking diuretics to mask steroids (something I'm sure is quite common among NFL players)? What ever happened to those guys this year?


From what I remember they were taking a supplement that had a banned diuretic that wasn't disclosed on it. And the NFL had info that StarCaps wasn't on the level regarding their products overall, but didn't disclose it to the NFLPA. The appeal is still in the courts. I think one player served his suspension, but the others haven't missed any time yet.
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