A Summary Of Steroids In Major League Baseball

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When you think of steroids you probably think of bodybuilding or wrestling but in the last 10 years, Major League Baseball and steroids scandals have become linked. MLB players like former stars Mark Mcgwire and Jose Canseco as well as former NY Yankee Jason Giambi came clean and admitted to using steroids in their careers. The Mitchell Report, a file that was published by former US Senator George Mitchell that investigated the use of drugs in MLB was published in 2007 and revealed a number of big name players like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro and Gary Sheffield. Of all the players that were named, some admitted their use, others denied and some kept quiet. After the report, MLB implemented a strict drug policy and if a player …show more content…
Since the Mitchell Report came out Rodriguez has taken drug test and never failed any of them but when the Biogenesis scandal broke out in 2013, Rodriguez was the center of that stage. The Biogenesis scandal name more MLB players that received human growth hormones (HGH) to have an advantage over other player. Out of all of the players that were named, Rodriguez was the only one that didn’t admit to the claims against him and vowed to fight against the MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Union (MLBPA).
A couple of years earlier in 2007, Rodriguez appeared on a TV interview with Katie Couric and said that he never did and never will take any kind of HGH or steroids to better his career. When news broke that MLB had hard evidence that Rodriguez very much did take HGH, Rodriguez continued to deny and stick with his story. After going back and forth with MLB and MLBPA in court about how he was targeted and he never took any steroids, Rodriguez came clean and accepted his 1 year unpaid suspension of the 2014 baseball season early in that same
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Once a sure first ballot Hall of Famer is now the face of the steroid scandal that put MLB in the center of a lot of unethical issues. What Rodriguez should've done when first questioned or even accused was to come clean. Nobody likes a cheater but if he admitted to his use early on instead of denying making us believe him then admits later puts even more of a label on him as a cheater because he tried to get away with it. I know for him there's a lot more involved with contracts and endorsements but everything could've been avoided if he was just honest from the

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