Found January 13, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
It seems we can be all guilty at times of spending more time and space publicizing bad news. Speaking of guilty, when accusations are levied against a professional athlete, more times than not they are assumed to be valid, regardless of proof provided. So it is in baseball and the subject of performance enhancing drugs. Years of seeing gargantuan sluggers, reading the Mitchell Report and more have made us cynical. Just ask Jeff Bagwell, who despite Hall of Fame-type numbers has received less than 50 percent of the Hall vote. The reason stated by many writers is the mere suspicion that the former Houston first baseman was a steroid user. In the long-running PED case of J.C. Romero, there is news, in fact closure. Yet one cannot determine the specifics of its resolution. What we do know is that the pitcher has resolved his lawsuit over a tainted, legal supplement that had led to his suspension by Major League Baseball. In late 2008, Romero, then of the Philadelphia Phillies, tested p...
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