The news broke on Thursday night that Dee Gordon – the reigning NL batting champ – violated the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Gordon claimed that he unknowingly took the PED’s which he tested positive for in a statement released on Friday.
“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+ tests that I have taken and passed throughout my career prove this. I made a mistake and I accept the consequences.”
Of course his fellow MLB players took to twitter to share their thoughts on the situation.
This PED shit is killing me. If u test positive u need to not play. You shouldn't be allowed to effect games while appealing.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) April 29, 2016
so he had a career year and said "Oh, what the hell, why not cheat the game now?" This is a sad one man.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) April 29, 2016
Man I just don't get it. I really feel that MLB has done an amazing job cleaning the game up. This latest news leave me mind blown😳
— Justin Ruggiano (@justinruggiano) April 29, 2016
Big day for drugs in Sports.
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) April 29, 2016