Rocker say he failed Major League Baseball drug test Print
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Monday, 11 February 2008 17:20
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 ATLANTA (AP) -John Rocker claims he flunked a drug test ordered by Major League Baseball in 2000 and that he, Alex Rodriguez and other Texas Rangers were advised by management and union doctors following a spring training lecture on how to effectively use steroids.
``Bud Selig knew in the year 2000 John Rocker was taking the juice,'' the former pitcher said Monday of the baseball commissioner on Atlanta radio station 680. ``Didn't do anything about it.''
Rocker was suspended for the first 14 days of the 2000 season by Selig for making racial and ethnic remarks the commissioner deemed insensitive. The penalty, originally set to cover 28 days, was reduced by an arbitrator following a grievance.
t and education program for Mr. Rocker. Further discipline was not an option legally available to Major League Baseball at that time.''
Rocker said that doctors from management and the players' association, following a spring training talk with the Texas Rangers about steroids and other topics, pulled himself, A-Rod, Rafael Palmeiro and Ivan Rodriguez aside. Rocker was with the Rangers in 2002.
``Look guys, if you take one kind of steroid, you don't triple stack them and take them 10 months out of the year like Lyle Alzado did,'' Rocker said the doctors told them. ``If you do it responsibly, it's not going to hurt you.''
Rocker did not identify the doctors.
Baseball did not have a drug-testing agreement between management and the players' union until September 2002 and did not have random testing with penalties until 2004.
Gene Orza, the chief operating officer of the players' association, declined comment.
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