Suspended 50 Games: Minor Leaguer Tests Positive For Steroids

    May 1, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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With an entire decade of Major League Baseball scandals, Olympic athletes losing medals, and Lance Armstrong having his life’s work erased, Americans couldn’t be blamed for assuming that up-and-coming athletes have learned from the mistakes of others. Unfortunately, they would be wrong.

The Associated Press today has reported that a minor league player has been suspended 50 games for using steroids.

According to the report, Brandon Brown tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Brown is currently a free agent, and his 50-game ban will begin when (and if) he signs with a new team. He is one of 18 minor league athletes who have been suspended just this year following drug tests.

Brown had most recently played third and second base for the Class A minor league Savannah Sand Gnats, a team which is affiliated with the New York Mets. According to Baseball Reference, Brown hit .222 with 34 RBIs in his last season with the Sand Gnats.

  • rev happjack

    Hellllll ban Him for LIFE, as they did ARMstrong the Weak kneed cycle nut cruncher! After He got His Millions!!!! SHOW NO MERCY! WHAT is that Guys name that got banned for Life,, For Gambling! Shut down all the casinoes…. and LAS VEGAS! BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!!! RIGHT AFTER YOU SLICE OFF HIS UNMENTIONABLES!!!!! 50 games… THAT SHOWS THAT ITS OK TO SHOOT UP!!!!! MY VOTE GOES TO MANDATORY BANNING FOR LIFE!, or BURNING AT THE STAKE, with HIS UNMENTIONABLES SLICED OFF!

  • Meagan

    Ok, yeah ur a little dramatic.