Ryan Dempster, what do you say: should A-Rod's sentence be commuted? Tuesday, July 1, 2014
|Alex Rodriguez August 23, 2008|
by Keith Allison from Baltimore via Wikimedia Commons
Baseball Let Rodriguez Use Testosterone in Big Year, Book Says
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTJULY 2, 2014
But what has not been known until now is that Rodriguez, during that standout season (2007), took the performance-enhancing drug testosterone with the blessing of the doctor who oversaw Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program...
Rodriguez applied for and was granted a therapeutic use exemption to use testosterone by baseball’s drug doctor, Bryan W. Smith. A year later, the authors wrote, Smith gave Rodriguez another exemption to use the drug clomid, which is typically used by bodybuilders to boost their production of testosterone after they cycle off the use of steroids.
The fact that Rodriguez was allowed to use these substances is particularly embarrassing for Commissioner Bud Selig ...
the commissioner’s office said it did not know
So, Selig's doctor allowed Rodriguez to use otherwise banned PED in 2007 and 2008. Could that have led Rodriguez to think that enforcement of Selig's anti-PED policy was either inconsistent or not serious?
Bud Selig, end your personal vendetta against Alex Rodriguez. Show some character and re-store him. End his suspension now. Let Alex Rodriguez play baseball.