Sunday, August 19, 2007

Major League Baseball announced a new steroid policy which included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30-days for second-time offenders, 60-days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders. All suspensions are without pay. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances, including steroids, which was in effect since 1991. [1]
The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from U.S. Congress, on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties: a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.

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