Jenrry Mejia, the Mets pitcher who was permanently barred from baseball after three failed doping tests, claims that he was the victim of a witch hunt by Major League Baseball and that the players’ union did not properly advocate on his behalf.
Baseball’s drug-testing program, which is jointly administered with the players’ union, caught Mejia using anabolic steroids three times. He was penalized twice in 2015, then received the permanent suspension last month.
But Mejia, 26, said in an interview Thursday that he was guilty only of the first doping offense. After the second positive test, which he said was somehow inaccurate, he was pressured by Major League Baseball officials to share information about his doping
Mejia said that baseball officials told him that if he appealed the punishment for the second doping offense, “they will find a way to find a third positive,” Mejia said through an interpreter. “I felt there was a conspiracy against me. I feel that they were trying to find something to bring me down in my career.”
Well, I guess this is one approach to take. Play the victim card, lawyer up, attack the player’s union, and hope for the best. These things never shake out well for the player involved, unless that player is the current face of the Yankees (yes, I am referring to A-Roid). I’m actually interested to see how this will play out, although I am sure there will be much kept out of the public eye, but you never know.f Braun can find a loophole on a failed PED test and A-Roid can rebound and become the face of the franchise in the Bronx, anything can happen.
What’s next for Jenrry?
Maybe he should go after Family Guy. For those that may not remember, when Mejia first made it to the Mets, he told a reporter he learned English by watching Family Guy episodes. It’s is completely conceivable they could be blamed as they didn’t do enough to teach about the impact PED’s can have on an up and coming MLB player’s career and life.