While we are on a break from the drama in the court room between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are on a hiatus until November 18th, that doesn’t mean that fun and excitement of the case can’t happen. A new report from the New York Times details some interesting new information, including the fact that Rodriguez failed a drug test for stimulants back in 2006.
Here’s the quote from the Times article:
“While it is not clear whether M.L.B. has used it as evidence during the proceeding, Mr. Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, according to two people involved with baseball’s collectively bargained drug-testing program. He was not publicly identified for the positive test because players face suspensions for prohibited stimulants only if they test positive more than once.
A lawyer for Mr. Rodriguez’s legal and media team, Lanny J. Davis, denied that Mr. Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant seven years ago.”
While it is interesting that he failed the test, in the end it may not mean anything. As it said, no one is identified or faces a suspension unless they fail it more than once. I guess MLB can use it to say he’s failed a test before, but there may be other players out there who failed a test more than once.
To me, I just want to know if he’s suspended and if he is for how long. That’s the kind of stuff that Yankees fans should care about, not a seven year old test.