NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez issued a five-paragraph handwritten apology "for the mistakes that led to my suspension" on Tuesday without detailing specifics about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
MIAMI (AP) -- The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason in what appears to be the first of a series of suspensions resulting from baseball's investigation of a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
I think it's safe to say we've moved past the point where we get surprised when professional athletes get caught up in performance-enhancing drug scandals. The latest one in Miami involves a doctor, a handful of well-known baseball players and a boatload of HGH.