Major League Baseball stars Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez were both suspended from baseball for violating MLB’s PED policy in the 2000s. not to vote for players affected by the PED in the Hall of Fame ballot. According to The Post, the insider said:
“I didn’t vote for any of the greatest winners, Alex Rodriguez or Manny Ramirez, which makes it such a mess. A-Rod got the biggest single-game suspension in MLB history (without counting Jenrry Mejia’s indefinite ban), which was shortened by a referee to what was still the largest single-game suspension in MLB history. And Manny is one of the few players to fail at two PED tests.
A-Rod had the longest suspension in MLB at 162 games.
Alex Rodriguez’s suspension will be suspended until the end of his appeal if Rodriguez files a grievance challenging his discipline. –MLB
The insider also said that he does not exclude PED users on moral grounds.
“I just don’t want to bestow baseball’s highest honors on guys — no matter how talented — who have already boosted their stats, resumes, and bank accounts through illicit means and who knows how much.”
A-Rod and Ramirez were star baseball players in the majors.
The dark history of MLB PEDs includes Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez
Ramirez was one of the leaked names on a list of players who allegedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 while Rodriguez was convicted of using PEDs in 2013.
BREAKING: Manny Ramirez officially reinstated from the voluntary retirement list, can return if he serves a 50-game suspension for the first time. –MLB
In 2009, Ramirez was suspended from Major League Baseball for violating the league’s drug policy. Ramirez was found to have high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a female reproductive drug commonly used by steroid users to reactivate their body’s natural testosterone production after they stopped using it.
A-Rod expressed regret for his role in the PED issue and spoke about it. He already talked about it in an interview with ESPN in 2009.
“I’m guilty of being negligent, naive, of not asking all the right questions. And to be completely honest, I don’t know exactly what substance I used.”
Ramirez made his last MLB appearance in 2011.