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Just breaking news out of L.A. that former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has tested positive for drugs and is suspended for 50 games! His agent Scott Boras says it’s not steroids but a prescription from a doctor. ESPN is reporting the substance is a women’s fertility drug. WTF? Here’s the scoop from ESPN.com:
…two sources told ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada that the drug used by Ramirez is HCG — human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a women’s fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body’s natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle. It is similar to Clomid, the drug Bonds, Giambi and others used as clients of BALCO.
Manny has released a statement saying he admits he took a prescribed drug which led to the positive test and it wasn’t a steroid. How stupid do you have to be to still test positive for any drugs at this point?
Manny is batting .348 with six homers and 20 RBIs. He’ll lose about $8 million in salary for the 50 games.
Which of these current MLB players do you believe most likely took steroids?
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