Saturday, August 18, 2007

Houser on his suspension

Biscuits pitcher James Houser said steroids were NOT why he was suspended today for violating baseball's drug policy, saying it was "just a mistake, something I regret.”

That leaves amphetamines, but Houser wouldn't specify what caused a 50-game suspension.

“I made a mistake and I have to pay the consequences," Houser said. "I feel bad for my teammates and the organization. I’ll live and learn, go on from here and come back next year.”

5 comments:

The Professor said...

amphetamines would not warrant a 50-game suspension. there is no suspension for a first positive. a second positive is 25 games. a third positive is 80 games.

Bubba36109 said...

Here is a chart:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2005-11-15-steroids-agreement_x.htm#glance

Stacy Long said...

I thought of using the phrase "improper stimulant," but I guess that would have been wrong, too.

I did wonder why there isn't a more-detailed listing of the drug policy at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/news/drug_policy.jsp

The Professor said...

i think it is on that page, just buried in the archives...

Here is the original press release from MLB...

MLB PRESS RELEASE

Buddy said...

professor-
You're reading the MLB rule - MiLB is 50.

I have no clue what happened in this case--I have heard of this--millions of kids started school this week--hundreds of thousands of these kids are back to taking Ritalin for ADD--yes if playing in the minors--without proper paperwork--out for 50 games