Tuesday, December 6, 2005

The Baltimore Orioles Jay Gibbons Admits Drug Use; Yeah, Like We All Should Be Surprised...

Wow, this has come quick. I don't know whether to be upset at Jay Gibbons, pat him on the back for telling the truth, or say go "f**k yourself" for being self-righteous and denying your drug use; however, what fans assumed about you was right.

It doesn't matter because you have your money to fall back on.

Yes, you took steroids, seen the light and decided to tell the truth.

Major League Baseball today suspended Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons 15 days, beginning with the start of the 2008 season, for violating the league's drug policy. Gibbons admitted to The Sun today that he had used hGH.

Gibbons had not previously addressed allegations that he received a shipment of steroids and hGH from a raided Florida pharmacy. Gibbons and Kansas City Royals outfielder Jose Guillen, who was also given a 15-day ban today, are the first players to be suspended without failing a drug test.

"I am deeply sorry for the mistakes that I have made," Gibbons said. "I have no excuses and bear sole responsibility for my decisions. Years ago, I relied on the advice of a doctor, filled a prescription, charged the hGH, which is a medication, to my credit card and had only intended to help speed my recovery from my injuries and surgeries. I hope that my family, teammates, fans and [Orioles owner] Peter Angelos and the entire Orioles organization will accept my apologies and that we can all move on."

Jay, way to go. Sheesh. I don't know if the truth will set you free, but whatever. Now, if you were a decent ballplayer, we'd care; however, it's not a big deal to me. I want to see what happens when the Mitchell Report comes out.

Check out what James Baker says on Oriole Magic...

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