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Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:32 pm

You really can't hope for more than this... :-D

Kansas City Royals pitcher Sidney Ponson(notes) tested positive for a stimulant during the World Baseball Classic and has been banned from international competition for two years.

Major League Baseball will not suspend Ponson. Under the drug rules, he will be treated as a first-time offender and is subject to a medical review and fine.

The International Baseball Federation said Friday that Ponson tested positive for Phentermine, a weight-loss drug that is similar in chemical structure to an amphetamine.

“It was a prescribed medication, dietary supplement,” Royals manager Trey Hillman said Friday night in Pittsburgh, before the Royals played the Pirates. “He informed all interested parties that he was taking it and it still got flagged.”
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“During the offseason, Sidney consulted with a physician about weight loss and was prescribed a common appetite suppressant,” said Ponson’s agent, Barry Praver. “Under the belief that this was sufficient, he did not seek further authorization, which he now understands would have been granted.

“Notably, Sidney voluntarily disclosed the use of the appetite suppressant at the time of testing. Nevertheless, Sidney accepts the penalty imposed even though he certainly was not seeking to enhance his performance nor does anyone involved in the matter believe so,” Praver said.

Oh, and there's that "accepts responsibility" line again... :-[
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby CadensDad » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:45 pm

He should deny everything!
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:51 pm

i bet more major league teams want their players to get the ban so they stop playing at WBC.
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:15 pm

I'd be more concerned with the ineffectiveness of the weight loss supplement.
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:12 pm

The Dutch just lost their ace...
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby WickedSmaat » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:41 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i bet more major league teams want their players to get the ban so they stop playing at WBC.


Well I'm not sure what International Competitions he'll be able to play in the next 2 years since the WBC won't be back for 4 years.
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby Maris09 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:05 am

He should ask for his money back.
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby laimonas123 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:54 am

Money back is the best sulution, try it.
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby acsguitar » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:41 pm

Is this that dude that murdered natalie holloway?
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Re: Ponson Tests Positive For Weight Loss Supplement

Postby MTUCache » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:23 pm

acsguitar wrote:Is this that dude that murdered natalie holloway?

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I don't think even a bypass surgery would have been this "performance enhancing".

Man... I wonder what's going to happen to my 300/1 odds on the Netherlands winning the next WBC. 8-o
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