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MLB may suspend big-name players for doping

Megan Telles

MLB may suspend big-name players for doping

CREATED Jun. 5, 2013

(KTNV) -- Nearly two dozen professional baseball players could soon be suspended in the biggest sports scandal in history.

ESPN is reporting that the Major Baseball League will go after big names like Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun.

Sources for ESPN say that the league has documents linking about 30 players to Miami's Biogensis of America clinic.

The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, has reportedly told investigators that he gave performance enhancing drugs to dozens of players.

Bosch also said that he injected the Yankee's slugger Alex Rodriguez personally.

New York Yankees player Francisco Cervelli has also been linked to the clinic.

The allegations have stunned scores of fans.

So far, there has been no comment from the MLB or any of the players allegedly involved.

ESPN says that baseball's commissioner is considering suspending some of the accused players for 100 games -- that is more than half of the regular season and twice as long as the standard steroid suspension.

If that does happen, players can appeal the decision but that process could take several months.

The MLB has sued Biogensis of America, accusing them of providing performance enchancing drugs to players in violation of their contracts.

The announcement regarding the suspensions is expected at any time.

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