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Expert says steroid suspensions could spur stiffer penalties

Monday, August 5, 2013

Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees third baseman, for the remainder of this season and all of 2014 for using performance-enhancing drugs.  A dozen other players were suspended for 50 games apiece.

Professor John Wendt, J.D., an international doping expert who works with anti-doping committees and boards for both professional sports and Olympic athletes, told KARE 11 news that Major League Baseball has sent a hopeful message to the sports world with this suspension.

"I think there's a silver lining in this. I think people realize that the athletes themselves want fair competition," Wendt concluded.

Originally published: 08/05/2013, KARE 11 News