Manny Being Manny? Ramirez Suspended 50 Games for Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times report that Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs.  Ramirez will not be paid during the suspension, according to the report:

The suspension will cost Ramirez $7.7 million, or roughly 31% of his $25-million salary. Players in violation of baseball’s drug policy are not paid during suspensions.

Jose Canseco recently speculated that Ramirez had previously tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

In an appearance at USC last month, Jose Canseco said Ramirez’s name “is most likely, 90%” on a list of 104 players that failed a drug test in 2003.

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