Thursday, August 18, 2011

First HGH Suspension for North American Athlete, Mike Jacobs

Congratulations, Mike Jacobs. You have made history. No, not for being an all-star or winning a World Series. No, Jacobs has the honor of being the first North American athlete (and second athlete anywhere) to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone. Jacobs has since been released from the Colorado Rockies.
"We were very disappointed to learn that Mike Jacobs had been suspended after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance," the team said in a statement Thursday. "The Colorado Rockies have long been committed to eliminating the use of performance-enhancing substances from the game of baseball. We have fully supported the adoption and implementation of the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association joint drug prevention and treatment program."
Jacobs will most likely be blackballed from other MLB teams. Jacobs was drafted by the Mets in 1999 and has spent time in and out of the majors being known has a hitter. Jacobs was with the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox at the time of his suspension, recovering from injuries.

(via ESPN)

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