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Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton suspended 50 games for marijuana

Jan 9, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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Good day to dump some bad news!  Jerry Crasnick reports that Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton has been suspended 50 games. Singleton’s statement:

“I was informed today that I have tested positive for marijuana,” Singleton said in the statement. “As a result, I am being suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season. I accept the penalty and take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my parents, the Houston Astros and (general manager) Jeff Luhnow.”

Singleton is not on the Astros’ 40-man roster. Had he been, he would not be suspended because baseball does not test guys on the 40-man roster for marijuana.

In other news, no one has been suspended for drunk driving in baseball ever.

Singleton, 21, hit .284/.396/.497 in the Texas League last year. Keith Law ranks him as the 46th best prospect in all of baseball.

  1. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Guess he can forget the Hall of Fame

  2. theebbandflow - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    Suspended for a third of the season for a cheeky J??? Babylon.

  3. skids003 - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Amazing how the same people who want to legalize drugs want to ban guns. Go figure.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Hahaha! It doesn’t quite add up does it Skids?
      Disclaimer: I think Marijuana should be held in the same regard as tomato plants, corn, green beans, etc… I realize you don’t agree with me on this.
      With this in mind…please know I will never understand the argument for why it is illegal.
      After all, there is a reason they call it “weed.”

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