KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | News, Weather, Sports

Bud Selig Calls for Tougher Drug Penalties

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wants tougher penalties for major league players who violate the sport's drug agreement.

Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Selig says the situation surrounding last year's positive drug test of All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera and the allegations players received banned substances from a now closed Florida anti-aging clinic helped lead him to seek stiffening of penalties as quickly as possible.

He declined to give any specifics of what he had in mind, saying MLB Executive Vice President Rob Manfred and players' association head Michael Weiner will meet.

Selig says he wants increased penalties "as expeditiously as possible."

Since 2006, initial infractions result in a 50-game suspension and second offenses in a 100-game ban. No player has been penalized a third time, which results in a lifetime suspension.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 194542441