MLB Suspension Looms For Alex Rodriguez And Ryan Braun

MLB Suspension Looms For Alex Rodriguez And Ryan BraunAccording to T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN, some players are likely to be suspended for their connection to the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal. Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun headline a large list of players that are reportedly expected to face suspensions from Major League Baseball shortly after the 2013 All-Star break.

‘Incriminating documents’

Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch has fully cooperated with the MLB investigation, reportedly handing over incriminating documents that link the players to his PED clinic, according to Quinn and Fish. Per ESPN’s report, Braun refused to answer any questions about the scandal in a meeting with MLB officials on June 29.

Both Braun and Rodriguez could potentially face 100-game suspensions—the penalty doled out to players for a second offense. The argument for the longer suspensions, per ESPN’s report, would be that the pair of sluggers committed multiple offenses by receiving the drugs and then lying about it.


‘Scandal’

Rodriguez’s use of PEDs between 2001 and 2003 will also be a topic of conversation during Friday’s meeting, per the New York Daily News. The report also states that Rodriguez’s $100 million deal could be in jeopardy if the third baseman is suspended. Should A-Rod opt for the physically unable to perform list, he would be guaranteed the full amount of his contract upon retirement.

Sources close to Rodriguez believe he has formulated a defense that will exonerate him from the scandal. The three-time American League MVP is currently playing for the Yankees’ Single-A affiliate.

Who else do you think are involved in this Biogenesis scandal? Do you think the MLB will go ahead and suspend the said players?

 

Source: Alex Ballentine | Bleacher Report

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Homeless Man Gets Awesome Reward For Honest Deed

Homeless Man Gets Awesome Reward For Honest DeedA homeless man in Kansas City, Mo., made national headlines more than a week ago when he returned a valuable platinum and diamond engagement ring accidentally dropped into his cup of change by a woman offering some extra cash. Now, hundreds of donors have contributed more than $16,000 to a page on GiveForward.com to help Billy Ray Harris get his life back on track.

‘Unintended donation’

KCTV first did a story on the unintended donation Feb. 9. Sarah Darling had put her engagement ring in her change purse because it was bothering her finger. A chance encounter with Harris on the street led Darling to give the man her loose change. It was only a day later that she realized her engagement ring was missing. When she came back to Harris on the same street, he still had the ring and gave it back to her.

The New York Daily News reveals when the woman and her husband returned, they gave the homeless man all the cash she had on her — around $40 to $60. Then Bill Krejci, who is a designer, was inspired by some media outlets’ websites where people asked how they could help. Enter GiveForward.com.

‘Character trait’

For the next 90 days, anyone can donate money for Harris. The homeless man cited his reverend grandfather, who raised him since he was 6 months old, as the reason for his character trait that returned the ring to the woman. Individual donations from as little as $5 up to $500 have poured into GiveForward.com for Harris. The goal was the raise $1,000 for Harris in three months. Instead, more than $16,000 has been given to the cause in just a few days.

MyFoxLubbock.com reports Edwin Harris, Billy Ray’s older brother, wants his sibling to come home to Lubbock, Texas. The brothers lost touch and have tried to find each other over the past 27 years.

Were you touched with Billy Ray Harris’ story of honesty and hope for a new life? Tell us about the most recent good deed that you’ve done!

Source: William Browning, Yahoo News

Image: Radar Online