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Scandal could be baseball’s worst

WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

The network says it is potentially the worst drug abuse case in the history of baseball.

The league declined to comment to CNN, but confirmed that an investigation is in the works.

marinersBaseball’s highest-paid player, New York Yankee Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, as well as Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers are among those facing suspension, ESPN said, citing unnamed sources.

Both have denied using performance-enhancing drugs, or PEDs.

The league may seek to double the possible suspension time for affected players by counting the doping itself as one infraction and lying about having taken the drugs as a second one, ESPN reported.

Braun has faced suspension before, for a period of 50 games.

In 2012, a drug test showed high levels of testosterone in his body, but the outfielder successfully disputed the testing process, and the suspension was overturned in February.

For more on this CNN story, click here.

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1 Comment

  • Skip

    Shameful! The average person can't afford to attend the games because of the greedy owners, players and media. They aren't setting a good example for young athletes. A-Roid our hero!