That pesky PED bug has struck again

Posted: April 29, 2016 by souldysfunction in General Sports Rant, MLB
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I woke up this morning to notifications on my phone that the terrible awful PED bug has bitten again. This time it’s last years batting title champ Dee Gordon. I was just watching him score on a balk last night against the Dodgers.

I think this is the highest tier active player I’ve seen get popped for PEDs since the whole Barry Bonds / Roger Clemens ordeal. This is also probably the most surprising as Dee is a skinny tall speedster and the overwhelming stereotype of PEDs it a hulk like meat head (*cough* Canseco *cough*).

Dee tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol. Clostebol is better known as Megagrisevit Mono, Clostebol is the brand name, is a testosterone based steroid that doesn’t have a lot of side effects such as hair loss or acne. It also doesn’t have the physique hardening effects as most of steroids, which explains why there is a lack of ‘physical’ evidence on Dee. The other thing about Clostebol is you have to use it constantly, like injections every other day to get the benefits. This part I find interesting because you would have to be finding new injection spots since the previous spot or two won’t be completed healed up by the time you need to use again. The other thing about Clostebol is that your liver breaks it down very quickly, besides meaning that you need to use it a lot it also means it would be harder to detect. Exogenous Testosterone is a synthetic testosterone that while its used in recovery or small doses is very beneficial for the individual that is having producing their own testosterone. However for those using it above their normal testosterone levels there could be many damaging side effects.

Of course Dee’s response to the positive tests “Though I did not do so knowingly, I have been informed that test results showed I ingested something that contained prohibited substances. The hardest part about this is feeling that I have let down my teammates, the organization, and the fans. I have been careful to avoid products that could contain something banned by MLB and the 20-plus tests that I have taken and passed throughout my career prove this. I made a mistake and I accept the consequences.”

Looking at what he was taking and how the body breaks it down it is very likely that he has passed many tests before this point, especially if he knew when the tests would be administered. Not saying he did just saying..

Oh and I’m not going to go straight to the Bonds angle… we all know the Steroid King is the batting coach and we all can make that link so

This is Dee Gordons first offense so it will be an 80 day suspension. This will definitely hurt the chances the Miami Marlins had on having a playoff run type year.

UPDATE 12:54 PM – It looks like reports are saying Gordon failed the PED test in spring training and this suspension was handed down after the appeals process was completed. In other words he shouldn’t have been playing this whole time as he failed the test and failed the appeal.

UPDATE 4:04 PM – A little more info has come out that Dee Gordons appeal hearing was scheduled for this Saturday (IE Tomorrow Apr 30th). Dee decided last night/early this morning to drop the appeal. Does this scream: “I know I’m not going to win the appeal” or what??

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Comments
  1. Sadly it was Dee himself who dropped his appeal process before it could be completed. It also looks like the new “excuse de jour” is…”I never knowingly took…” It’s hard to believe in this case when there’s two substances in question & one is an injectable!

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