Found August 19, 2012 on
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera attempted to avoid a drug suspension by creating a fictitious website selling a fictitious cream, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
The alleged subterfuge failed, and Cabrera was slapped Wednesday with a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball for using a performance enhancing drug, synthetic testosterone. Cabrera, a .255 hitter two seasons ago, was batting .346 at the time of his suspension. He was the All-Star Game MVP last month.
The Daily News report said an associate of Cabrera, Juan Nunez, was involved in acquiring a website in an attempt to establish that Cabrera had purchased a topical cream online and inadvertently used the banned substance. Major League Baseball investigators quickly saw through the scheme.
Nunez was quoted by the newspaper saying he was "accepting responsibility for what everyone else already knows," regarding the website.
The Daily News further reported that federal investigator Jeff Novitzky is looking at Cabrera's friends and associates, seeking the actual source of the synthetic testosterone.
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For those of you who haven't heard the latest disturbing details on how Melky Cabrera tried to cover up his testosterone use, the New York Daily News dropped a massive bombshell with this article.
"In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove...
In a true “wow” moment it looks as if San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera has lost his mind.
According to reports, Cabrera put together a fake website that featured a fake product to create the illusion that he inadvertently ingested a banned substance that triggered his positive test result under MLB’s substance abuse program.
This is taking cheating to a whole new level. I’m not even mad. In fact I’m impressed. This is the next generation of cheating. Whole new level.
The New York Daily News uncovered this bizarre story involving San Francisco Giants Melky Cabrera, a fake website, a make-believe product, and a “paid consultant.”
The scheme began unfolding in July as Cabrera and his representatives...
Just a 50-game suspension for Melky Cabrera? Not on the Crime Dog's watch. Fred McGriff, a five-time All-Star who hit 441 career home runs, dropped by 98.7 The Fan in Tampa to discuss Cabrera's suspension. Let's just say he doesn't think too highly of the Giants outfielder at this time. "No. 1, we can't call Melky Cabrera a stand-up guy in the sense where...
Coming on the heels that San Francisco Giants outfielder and 2012 MLB All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera tested positive for a banned substance that led to a 50 game suspension, we have now learned much more troubling details in the case of the game’s latest major drug violation.
File this under bizarre, even for a professional athlete.
According to the Daily News, Cabrera...
Melky Cabrera altered a website with a fake product in an attempt to avoid suspension.Photo Credit: wikipedia.org/Creative Commons
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera and his “associates” must have not been aware that the MLB hires very talented research teams to investigate their suspension cases. When Cabrera was made aware he was facing a fifty-game suspension,...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last week, allegedly created a fictitious website and product to convince Major League Baseball he unwittingly took a banned substance. However, MLB officials quickly were onto the rouse during the investigation of his positive test for a banned testosterone, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The plot...
What is a “conundrum”? Well, according to the dictionary, a conundrum is ”a confusing and difficult problem or question”. Well, the recent suspension of Melky Cabrera has put me in a “conundrum”.
Who is Melky Cabrera you may ask ? Well, Melky Cabrera is a baseball player. He is a San Francisco Giant and was the 2012 All-Star Game MVP. And, in case you have not heard lately...
Since Melky Cabrera was suspended for elevated levels of testosterone, and even prior as part of Ryan Braun having come up positive for the same, discussions have swirled about the process by which players are tested. Recently, Victor Conte, the former head of BALCO has been just one.
Today the league and union for the players struck back issuing a joint statement on how testing...
Things are going from bad to worst for suspended Giants hitter Melky Cabrera. After being suspended for 50 games for testing positive of this banded substance. Cabrera and his handlers are being accused of creating a fake website to prove that he didn’t take that banned substance on purpose. There’s a clause in the player’s [...]
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Baseball and its players' union say urine samples in drug tests may be subject to additional analysis even if the ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone is under the level that typically is considered a positive.
The joint statement Monday came five days after San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera, the All-Star game MVP, was suspended for 50 days for testosterone.
As everyone knows, home runs hitters represent an inordinate number of Major League Baseball players suspended for using performance enhancing drugs. That was why Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone resurrected images of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and the other dirty sluggers of the steroid era. It is also common knowledge that Michael Jordan...