Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games after he tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs. The left-fielder will apparently sit out tonight’s game against the Nationals, and won’t be back on the field until July 3rd.
Major League Baseball began testing players in 2003, and Ramirez – a notorious star known as much for his obnoxious on and off-field antics as he is for his home runs – is by far the most famous player to be busted under the new rules. According to the L.A. Times, Ramirez will lose $7.7 million, as “players in violation of baseball’s drug policy are not paid during suspensions.”
According to an anonymous source, Manny is supposedly going to blame the results on medicine received from a doctor for a “personal medical issue.” Red Sox nation – Manny’s home up until last summer – must be breathing a big sigh of relief today that their team got rid of the scandalous star. Still, as they say up in Beantown, isn’t this just Manny being Manny? [Photo: GettyImages]