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MLB Attempting To Suspend 20 Players Including ARod For Suspected PEDs Use

Declan Johnston
By Declan Johnston
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Tony Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis lab, speaks to reporters


There is another major PEDs scandal brewing in the United States as it has been widely reported in the last two days that the MLB will seek to suspend up to 20 of its own players for their connection to the closed Biogenesis lab in Florida. For the first time, the founder of Biogenesis, Tony Bosch, has agreed to fully cooperate with the MLB. This could lead to the suspensions of ARod and 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun for 100 games, the recommended punishment for a second doping offence.

What is perhaps most interesting about this latest development in the struggle against PEDs in sport is that it means a number of players will be suspended by a paper trail and without having failed an actual drugs test. Lance Armstrong exposed the faults in the drug testing system most clearly and now it seems sports authorities are cottoning on to new measures. Unfortunately, what this also shows is that the major PEDs scandals in recent months in America, Australia and Europe seem to have had no effect on helping to clean up sport. The 'it all happened in the past' argument is still a nonsense.



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