Phillies' Romero suspended 50 games

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text"> Frank in Warminster:It&#39;s just something that the league is trying to do to sabotage the Phillies from winning another World Series. If they knew in July why did the league not say something then?</span></div>
January 6, 2009 5:31:17 AM PST
Reliever JC Romero, so key in that bullpen especially during the World Series, has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the first 50 games of the upcoming season. The suspension is for what the league is calling "negligence" in regards to an illegal supplement.

It all began when Romero bought an over-the-counter supplement back in July at a GNC Store.

He had it checked out by nutritionists who decided it was legal. Even the players association thought it was o.k.

But then, in September, he tested positive for banned substances. The test was linked to that same supplement.

Since then, the players association has sent a letter out to all players warning them that several supplements from nutritional stores that were believed to be ok actually are not.

No one says Romero intentionally did anything wrong.


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