KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If there was agreement on one issue regarding the whole Miguel Tejada saga, it was that his Royals teammates will miss his leadership skills the rest of the season.
But some Royals also don't want any misunderstandings: What he did was wrong.
Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for Adderall, evidently the third time (twice this season) in his career he has tested positive for the prescribed stimulant. Tejada reportedly did have a prescription for the drug and a therapeutic use exemption that expired in April.
"They say some players have the permit, some don't, and I don't know why some don't," left-hander Bruce Chen said. "I don't understand much of it.
"But he accepted the suspension without appeal, so he knew he was wrong."
Does Chen, who also was Tejada's teammate in Baltimore, forgive him?
"I don't know ... because I don't want people to think it's OK to take it when you're not supposed to," Chen said. "You shouldn't."