Since he joined the Washington Nationals, Gio Gonzalez has been perhaps the most bubbly and affable presence in the clubhouse. The team's southpaw all-star wore his emotions openly, usually with a wide smile, and helped guide the Nationals to a division title with his career season.
But Gonzalez, 27, has maintained a low profile since a report published Tuesday linked Gonzalez and others to an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., that is under investigation by Major League Baseball as an alleged supplier of performance-enhancing drugs. A frequent user of social media, Gonzalez has sent out only two tweets in five days, denying his connection to the clinic's owner and any performance-enhancing drugs.
"I don't know, for whatever reason he doesn't choose to talk at the moment," said Abraham Ruiz, a close friend of Gonzalez since high school and his frequent barber in South Florida. "My job as a friend is to be there for him in this tough time. I'm sure, eventually, when the time is right, Gio will talk."
Gio Gonzalez is keeping low profile since report linking him to alleged supplier of PEDs
Washington Post | Feb 3