Navigation Links
Rodriguez and Baseball: 'No Accountability'; 'Disgraceful' News Conference, Says Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner
Date:2/17/2009

In any Olympic sport, Rodriguez would be banned at least 2 years starting now

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are showing no accountability for A-Rod's now-admitted drug abuse," asserts former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner, who worked on the creation of both WADA and USADA, the World and U.S. Anti-Doping Agencies.

Weiner, who was White House Drug Policy spokesman 1995-2001 and coordinated White House anti-drug media at the Sydney Olympics and WADA media at the Salt Lake Games, added, "In any Olympic sport, Rodriguez and the other 103 major league baseball players now known to test positive (of 600 tested) would be banned for at least two years starting now. There is rightly no tolerance for cheating -- which A-Rod pitifully would not even admit at his news conference that he had done. Why else except to cheat would he allow himself to be injected with steroids twice a month for three years?"

Weiner stated, "Rodriguez now apologizes to his teammates, youth, and parents, but what is the real message? He gets away with it. He looks forward to playing this season. He looks forward to the rest of his career. He refuses to say his records should be eliminated -- which the Olympics would also do.

"Baseball's drug policy is a sham. Unless Baseball bans Rodriguez for a significant amount of playing time, the real message to kids is... you can get away with it.

"When Barry Bonds still is getting away with dodging despite his admission of at least amphetamines and likely use of other banned substances, and A-Rod is getting away with whining without real consequence, it's essentially the public and fans be damned -- all that counts is tickets, TV viewers, and advertising revenue.

"Even for drugs that are clearly not performance-enhancing, like marijuana, Olympic sports enforce consequences of use: Michael Phelps was banned three months for his marijuana abuse. For performance-enhancing drug cheating, youth, parents, coaches, and trainers must understand that there is, as USA Track & Field's sports-leading policies provide, 'Zero Tolerance,'" concluded Weiner, a devoted masters track runner.

    Contact: Bob Weiner/Rebecca Vander Linde 301-283-0821/202-329-1700


'/>"/>
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Paul Rodriguez, Voces Del Rancho and More to Be Honored at the 8th Annual Angels of Hope Awards, July 12
2. Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard and Terry Francona to Headline David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic
3. Synova Healthcare to Participate in Womens Health Care in the New Millennium Conference, as Retail Distribution for the Fem-V(R) Test Kit Expands
4. Inovis Sponsors ASC X12 Conference, Exhibits BizManager and Secure Link
5. Reliant Energy, Houston Texans Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Team to Hold News Conference, Book Signing to Raise Awareness about Autism
6. BREATHE Lung Cancer Conference, Nov. 30, Attracts World Renowned Physicians and Speakers
7. GLOBESCAN Survey for the BEYOND GDP Conference, European Parliament, Nov. 19th and 20th
8. BREATHE Lung Cancer Conference, Nov. 30, Offers Medical and Patient Education, Advocacy and Survivors Perspective
9. Customer Experience Conference, Feb. 25-27: Sharing New Insights on Winning Customer Loyalty
10. 2008 Building Biology(R) Conference, April 19th & 20th, Hotel Radisson at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee
11. 10th Annual Human Resources Conference, June 4-6: Sharing New Insights on Workforce Planning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: ... The closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ... raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at ... the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Mid-Atlantic Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital ... support over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Any dentist who has made an implant ... process. Many of them do not even offer this as ... high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to ... a high cost that the majority of today,s patients would ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ... clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as ... or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the ... fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can aid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: