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List of Players Linked to Steroids & HGH
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Note: These players used Andro while it was legal in the US and not banned by MLB.
The information in this list summarizes news reports linking these players to steroids, steroid precursors, human growth hormone, or other drugs banned by MLB (excluding amphetamines).

Terrmel Sledge January 2004 (Olympics)

Linked To:: Androstenedione Derivative (Prohormone)

The Story: Sledge tested positive for a steroid precursor while trying out for the 2004 US Olympic team and was banned from international competition for two years but received no punishment from Major League Baseball. Andro was legal and not banned by Major League Basbeall at the time.

Derek Turnbow January 2004 (Olympics)

Linked To:: Androstenedione Derivative (Prohormone)

The Story: Turnbow tested positive for a steroid precursor while trying out for the 2004 US Olympic team. He was banned from international competition for two years but received no punishment from Major League Baseball. Andro was legal in the United States and not banned by MLB at the time.

Comments: "What happened is bad publicity. But it had nothing to do with Major League Baseball. I stepped across a line and volunteered for USA Baseball. I never would have failed a drug test if I hadn't volunteered for USA Baseball."

Rico Brogna November 2005

Linked To: Androstenedione (Prohormone)

The Story: As part of ESPN's E-Ticket, Who Knew?, Brogna described his use of androstenedione. Brogna said he began taking it in 1997, adding 15 pounds of muscle and having a career year. Brogna's body started to break down and he considered using steroids but decided against it citing his fear of needles. Andro was legal in the United States and not banned by Major League Baseball at the time.

David Bell March 2007

Linked To: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

The Story: Bell ordered and received Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) from Applied Pharmacy in April 2006. Bell said the HCG was for a 'medical condition' which he declined to disclose. HCG was not banned by Major League Baseball until 2008. Bell was first implicated in a Mar. 6, 2007 Sports Illustrated article entitled Inside the Steroid Sting.

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The List
« 129 »
Mitchell Report - 47
Admitted - 16
Implicated By Others - 34
MLB Suspensions - 27
Other - 4
Suspended for non-analytical evidence that player violated MLB drug policy.
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