matmat wrote:Doesn't the fact that these guys are getting suspended mean that they have previously been caught using some stuff? (i.e. the first violation lands you in rehab and nothing leaks to the media, right?)
The policy for steroids and other substances (including diet supplements), etc is a 4 game suspension on first offense. After that it's a 6 game suspension and then a year suspension.
Interestingly enough, the first offense/one game suspension that includes rehab and no media leaks applies to substances such as marijuana and cocaine.
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