SpecialFNK wrote:Melky could be punished more.According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Major League Baseball may pursue further penalty for Melky Cabrera.
Cabrera was suspended 50 games last week for testing positive for synthetic testosterone. Then a report Sunday in the New York Daily News revealed that he tried to dupe investigators during the appeals process by buying a website and creating a fake supplement. "All options are in play with this situation," says Heyman's source.
can they really punish him more? he broke a rule, and has been punished for that rule. even though the fake website was shady and bad, I don't think there is a specific rule against it. this isn't the NFL where you can punish someone just because it's against the game or whatever.
I can't see current rules stopping players from taking the chance and not getting caught. not when you're talking about many millions of dollars. before Melky was caught he was looking at a big contract. if he had been cauht after such a contract, I don't think there is anything the team could have done.
I would not be the least bit surprised if there's a rule against obstruction of justice, or whatever they want to call it. There certainly should be, if there isn't. Surprised guys like this don't get blackballed from the game the way Barry did. This guy cheated and created a fake website which he used in his appeal, and he'll probably be playing in October.