In a span of 10 months, Mejia tested for Stanozolol, was suspended for 80 games, then tested for Stanozolol and Boldenone, was suspended for 162 games, and then tested for Boldenone, making him the first player – major or minor leagues – to be banned for life because of a third positive test for PEDs.
One of the easiest rules to follow, but yet once again we have another MLB player who thinks he is God and above the rules. Honestly, it is sad. Mejia was in the major leagues with the New York Mets at 20. He was established in their bullpen at 24. He was suspended twice after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs at 25. Then on Friday afternoon, at 26 years old, Jenrry Mejia got a lifetime ban.
A ban that is taken more serious in MLB than any other sport. Don’t believe me, ask Pete Rose. Rose has been banned for almost my whole life, for something much, much less than Mejia (gambling). A ban that will have Mejia watching this sport from a distance and no longer on the field.
Just last year, he was to be the Mets closer for as long as he held up. He would have made $2.5 million last year. Then, he could have made about $1 million in this year, if he had only showed up this year– when his suspension was due to expire – and pitched. That’s it. But instead, while serving his two suspensions (for steroids) he is busted again for using the same drugs. Who does that?