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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, January 6, 2009

JC RomeroTotal Pro Sports – J.C. Romero today was booked for a banned nutritional supplement’s and suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball.  The 33 year old relief pitcher said he bought the nutritional supplement from a GNC store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Supposedly the MLB Players Association had told players the supplement that Romero was going to use was acceptable, but now the Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher will receive a suspension and lose approximately $1.25 million.

“I still cannot see where I did something wrong,” Romero said. “There is nothing that should take away from the rings of my teammates. I didn’t cheat. I tried to follow the rules.”

This is not the first time JC Romero has tested positive for a banned substance, in 2006, he tested positive for testosterone. The case was dropped on Nov. 27, 2006.

In Romero’s interview he noted that he had the supplements checked by 2 different nutritionists and that they were approved the list on MLB allowed nutritional supplements.  Then we ask how can he be suspended?

We think If your buying nutritional supplements from a store like the GNC which is a General Nutrition Center then we don’t understand why and how these products can be banned by the MLB.  If they are sold to the public in stores in the United States then we find no reason why the MLB can ban these substances.

Nutritional supplements approved and sold by the American Government should also be approved by the MLB.  If JC Romero did buy these supplements from the GNC and he has evidence that he did buy them we think he should not be suspended for 50 games.




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