Didn't want to be a rat, and paid the price.
This might be somewhat off topic, but what the hell might as well see if we can get a discussion going. Where would the steriod issue rank in comparison to the Black Sox fix? I don't consider the steriod issue to be quite on the same level, but not very far below. Both attack the credibility of the game and demean the integrity of those who play the game "the right way".
If players are found guilty of using steroids should they be banned from the game? Baseball took incredible publicity hits for the way they handled the cocaine explosion in the 80s and that is a drug which really had little effect to on the field play (at least in comparision to steroid use). If Weaver is being banned for having knowledge about a fix and not sharing it, shouldn't there be a witch hunt for those who knew about steroid use and did not want to rat out teammates or other fellow players?
I would start a new topic on the subject, but until the I read the quoted comment I never really thought about it in comparison to the Black Sox.