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Palmeiro suspended for steroids

Rafael Palmeiro was suspended for violating Major League Baseball's steroids policy Monday, nearly five months after telling Congress that "I have never used steroids. Period."

Palmeiro two weeks ago collected his 3,000th hit, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the only players with 3,000 hits and 500 homers.
Palmeiro, 40, is the seventh and highest-profile player to test positive for steroids under the major league policy adopted earlier this year.

In remarks prepared for a conference call Monday, Palmeiro said he had accepted his punishment and could not explain how the steroids got into his body.

"I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period," he said. "Ultimately, although I never intentionally put a banned substance into my body, the independent arbitrator ruled that I had to be suspended under the terms of the program."

A grievance filed by the players' union against the suspension was denied.

Appearing with Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and other baseball stars before a congressional committee on March 17, Palmeiro made an opening statement in which he said: "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never."

Palmeiro seemed in that appearance to be indignant over accusations made by former slugger Jose Canseco, who cited Palmeiro as a steroid user in his tell-all book. In an interview on the CBS television show "60 Minutes," Canseco - who also testified before Congress - said he injected the drug into Palmeiro.
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Man, I dont want to hear this. I love Palmeiro. He has always been a great ball player.
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Well theres going to be some extra room in Cooperstown that doesn't include Raffy
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Maybe now we know why he spit on that umpire...
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He is still the man.
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Maybe now we know why he spit on that umpire...

You're thinking of Roberto Alomar in September 1996. He was Palmeiro's teammate.
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I hope he is telling the truth. I always considered him as a genuine player. That would hurt his image and his Hall of Fame chances. But futhermore, and more importantly Major League Baseball's image is hurt the most. I guess we will have to wait and see for further development on this story.
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ehhh let em use the roids it is better entertainment
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Looks like Jose Conseco was telling the truth

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Looks like Jose Conseco was telling the truth


Canseco was the man too.
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Canseco was the man too.


Looks like the players you and I grew up admiring were all juicers....well except for David, make it a double cheeseburger, Wells
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I liked Jeeps reaction..Oh well
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There will always be a place for him on the Chinese Womens Swim Team!

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There will always be a place for him on the Chinese Womens Swim Team!

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I really want to say something...but with the new rules in effect I will keep it to myself. I guess if someone wants to know what I want to posts just PM me and mention the chinese post.
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I really want to say something...but with the new rules in effect I will keep it to myself. I guess if someone wants to know what I want to posts just PM me and mention the chinese post.

When people are afraid to speak their minds because of punishment, it makes me re-evaluate my continued presence in this place...
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Just another lying scumbag like Bonds. No integrity!
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the only reason they lie about it is becasue they will get kicked out the league. and lose there job. im sure if the league didnt care they would straight up tell u they are. but its all stupid, imagine if they started this crap with football. there would be no NFL period. if i had to bet money i would say that 75% of every pro sport like football, bball, baseball, hockey they have used them at least once in there career.
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the only reason they lie about it is becasue they will get kicked out the league. and lose there job. im sure if the league didnt care they would straight up tell u they are. but its all stupid, imagine if they started this crap with football. there would be no NFL period. if i had to bet money i would say that 75% of every pro sport like football, bball, baseball, hockey they have used them at least once in there career.
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