In another blow to Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers star Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
In a statement by MLB, Ramirez acknowledged his mistake, saying a doctor prescribed him for a medication, not a steroid, for a health issue.
We can debate whether or not Ramirez’s excuse is fact or not. Who really knows?
The real question is: How big of news is it when baseball stars violate the substance abuse policy?
Earlier this year it was the Alex Rodriguez revelations about his past steroid use. And now Ramirez.
Do fans just assume that everyone is juicing now? Does it even matter?
I know there will be a few comments saying it doesn’t, but anytime a star is suspended for almost a third of the season, it’s got to be news on some level.
What does everyone think?