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Arroyo called on the carpet

Aug 14, 2009, 7:49 AM EDT

Bronson overshared a bit yesterday, and baseball now wants to “chat” with him a bit:

Major League Baseball plans to schedule a meeting with Cincinnati Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo, vice president Rich Levin said Thursday,
to discuss his comments to USA TODAY about taking supplements not
approved by MLB.

“We just want to chat with him,” Levin said, “just to make him aware of the (MLB-licensed) supplements out there.”

I’d also guess that the “chat” will involve something about this comment: “[supplements] might be dangerous, but so is drinking and driving. And
how many of us do it at least once a year? Pretty much everybody.”

Which, personally, I found much more troubling than anything he said about PEDs.

  1. Andy L - Aug 14, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    I had not previously noticed that. Boo to Bronson Arroyo – not drunk driving is NOT hard. Everywhere you could possibly be, there are taxis. Take one, rich boy.

  2. smsetnor - Aug 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Technically, drinking 3-4 (12 oz) beers in a 2 hour period and you’re likely at a .08… And how many of us have called a cab after 3-4 beers? Not saying it’s OK to drink and drive, but I work at a bar and I have never seen someone call a cab after 3-4 beers. .08 just isn’t a lot. Arroyo is just being honest and what he said doesn’t bother me.

  3. Bob Tufts - Aug 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Arroyo is willingly taking supplements that are not on an approved list and putting himself, the Reds and MLB at risk. MLB abd MLBPA have informed the players of this. If he tests positive for any substance, the Reds should sue him for breach of contract due to his stupid actions.
    He’s not brave or setting up a defense – he’s terminally idiotic.

  4. Michael - Aug 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Because he was obviously not already cognizant of what supplements are MLB-approved.
    As I said before, no matter how USA Today wanted to spin it, “not MLB approved” does NOT equal “illegal” or “unsafe,” and Arroyo has passed the drug tests to prove it.
    Anyone calling this “idiotic” isn’t thinking.

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