On January 6, 2009, Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher, J.C. Romero was given a 50 game and a $1.25 Million suspension for testing positive for steroids. The problem is, that Romero (and Major League Baseball) has admitted that all he took was an over-the-counter supplement. MLB is suspending Romero on the grounds that he was negligent in not knowing what was in the supplement. Romero contends that he checked with both a team strength coach and a personal nutritionist before taking the supplement, and has not accepted the suspension reduction because it will mean he will need to admit guilt.
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This petition was started by 950 ESPN radio in Philadelphia. http://www.950espn.com/
ESPN.com article by Peter Gammons http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/storyid=3812334
Philly.com article by Phil Sheridan http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090106_Phils__Romero_denies_wrongdoing_on_eve_of_suspension.html
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