As much as Major League Baseball hates to admit it, there are cheaters out there. The league doesn’t always know the who or the where, but players are taking PEDs, and Adam Dunn knows it.
At this point, he’s just come to expect it.
“There’s always going to be people cheating,” Dunn said Tuesday in an interview with Comcast SportsNet. “I don’t care what profession. I don’t care what you do.”
But when it happens in baseball, a sport that has been trying to escape it’s own dark, steroid-filled shadow, it becomes another black eye for a sport that has been knocked to the canvas by it way too many times.
Dunn doesn’t know which players are actually taking performance-enhancing drugs. He just assumes that over the course of the season he’ll come into contact with people who are either bending the rules or flat-out breaking them.
Seven years after the BALCO scandal rocked MLB by exposing many cheats and tarnishing even more lives, Dunn can’t believe that players are still willing to take the risks.
“As far as guys getting busted for all these PEDs and things like that, I don’t get it. Period,” he said.
Especially now with a 50-game suspension staring you in the face.
“I think what we have in place is pretty severe," Dunn said. "A 50-game suspension, that’s a long time. To jeopardize your team who’s counting on you for 50 games, it doesn’t add up. It’s selfish.”
Dunn: 'There's always going to be people cheating'
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