MLBPA Will Not Step to the Plate to Protect A-Rod, Braun
Michael Weiner, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) told the NY Daily News that the union is “not interested” in protecting players who have overwhelming evidence against them that shows that they used performance enhancing drugs.
Weiner to the Daily News: “I can tell you, if we have a case where there really is overwhelming evidence that a player committed a violation of the program, our fight is going to be that they make a deal,”. “We’re not interested in having players with overwhelming evidence that they violated the [drug] program out there. Most of the players aren’t interested in that. We’d like to have a clean program.”
This is bad news for Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and close to a dozen more MLB players who are suspected to have been involved with the Biogenisis Anti-Aging Clinic that was said to have been distributing illegal PEDs to athletes. It also goes against MLBPA’s usual strong stance that the players are always right no matter what.
It looks like even the players, and the union that represents them want to clean up the game of baseball.
Alex Rodriguez admits steroid use to Peter Gammons in 2009
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