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johnt12
01-05-2009, 09:44 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090105_Phils_Romero_facing_50-game_ban.html source

Anyone know what is in that that makes it banned?

Romero said he went to the store to look for a supplement in July, the time of year he typically starts weight training again. He went to the shelf where his usual supplement was stocked and noticed a new product, 6-OXO Extreme, next to it. Because the familiar supplement required him to take eight large pills a day, he was intrigued by the other product.

The Major League Baseball Players Association has told players that supplements purchased in U.S. retails stores should be safe and within the guidelines of baseball's drug-testing program. The union acknowledged giving that advice in a letter it sent out to players and their advisers in November. That letter, which arrived too late to help Romero, informed players that three over-the-counter supplements were found to create positive tests under baseball's drug program.

In July, Romero showed the new supplement to Phillies strength coach Dong Lien, who recommended that Romero get a second opinion before using it. Romero then showed it to his personal nutritionist, "the guy I've been working with since I've been in major-league baseball," Romero said.

That nutritionist checked the product's label and saw nothing on MLB's banned list. Romero began taking the supplement at that point.

Meanwhile, according to the arbitrator's report, Lien sent a sample of the supplement to MLB for testing. The tests showed the supplement contained a substance that could result in a positive drug test. A copy of those results was sent to commissioner Bud Selig's office in July.

Considering it was the first time a banned substance was found in an FDA-regulated, over-the-counter supplement - one available to every major-leaguer and millions of youths - that should have sounded alarms. But no one from MLB, the players' association or the Phillies told Romero that there was a problem with the supplement.

MikeDre
01-05-2009, 09:51 PM
Remind me of my friend (hes on this site) who sold 17HD or whatever to one of the MLB players. Good thing it wasnt on the banned list. Its amazing that they take **** they have no idea about like that. Its really just ecdysterone or something

johnt12
01-05-2009, 09:55 PM
Yeah, when you are in a national spotlight like that and making millions of dollars, take some time to really find out exactly what is in it and how it works.