May 27, 2009

Capitals, Nationals Implicated in Steroids Ring

A steroids dealer in Florida caught with over $200,000 worth of illegal performance-enhacing substances boasted of selling to the Washington Capitals and Nationals. No names yet, but stay tuned. Let's hope the big names like Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin stay out of this one.

Since I know you're wondering, the 2005 NHL CBA provides for a 20-game suspension on the first positive test, 60 on the second, and a "permanent" ban of at least two seasons on the third. NHL Bylaw 17 and NHL Constitution Article 6 provide the Commissioner with the typical "conduct detrimental" suspension powers for off-ice conduct.

Article here. Another article with some more detail here.

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