Things are going from bad to worst for suspended Giants hitter Melky Cabrera. After being suspended for 50 games for testing positive of this banded substance. Cabrera and his handlers are being accused of creating a fake website to prove that he didn’t take that banned substance on purpose.
There’s a clause in the player’s agreement that if a player can prove they didn’t take said “banned substance,” the suspension can be appealed. Cabrera wanted to show that he believed the product to have some other use.
MLB’s department of investigations quickly began asking questions about the website and the “product” — Where was the site operating from? Who owned it? What kind of product was it? — and quickly discovered that an existing website had been altered, adding an ad for the product, a topical cream, that didn’t exist.
A man loosely associated with Cabrera’s agents – likely a “professional friend” to the hitter. – is said to have purchased the existing site for $10,000 and placing a fake ad for the non-existent product on there. I wonder if MLB will issue additional penalties for this.