A-Roid, Is Alex Rodriguez Telling The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth?
Posted Feb 19 2009 5:14pm
Another steroid scandal rocking not only Major League Baseball…but my beloved New York Yankees. This time it’s Alex Rodriguez in the news in the past couple of weeks. So he used performance enhancing drugs and has admitted to it. How much of the truth is he telling and how much more do they want to know. I think he did the right thing by saying “Yes, I did.”. Perhaps he learned a thing or two from Clemens. He’s till not out of hot water yet. How much more is there to know and what, if any, punishment should he be due. He says he’s telling the “truth”, but can we really trust any of the players that are suspect of using anymore after Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro both lied about their use? I wanted to believe Roger Clemens, but I honestly don’t believe any of them anymore.
I have nothing to argue in A-Rod’s defense. Even though I’m a fan, he’s paid way too much to be doing these types of things, even if it was a long time ago. However, they need to come up with life-altering punishments for anyone that tests positive in the future. When I say life-altering I don’t mean like prison time, I mean like an extreme fine with stipulations in their contracts that if they test positive for performance enhancing type drugs that they do not have a prescription for, then they should be suspended for a minimum of, let’s say 1 to 2 seasons. Take a fat chunk of their money and make them have to play in the minors for awhile until MLB regains their trust for them. If they test positive twice, give them the boot permanently because if they can’t learn from it the first time then they may never learn and frankly I’m tired of seeing this in the news and I just assume get rid of the ones that keep making MLB look bad. What do you think is a fair punishment for the use of illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs in professional sports?