And of course he gives the lame agent-written "I didn't know" excuse in a statement:
"I was given a product from a trusted source, who had advised me that it was safe to take. Regrettably, the product was tainted. I accept full responsibility for putting myself in this position. I sincerely apologize to the Mariners' organization, the fans, my teammates, and my family for this mistake. I look forward to resuming my career once my suspension has been served."
Set builder, autograph hunter and fan of the Texas Rangers & '50s-'60s Yankees
It did not help him at all. He was stinking up the place.