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Suspended Rays prospect explains positive drug test



INF Ryan Brett, the highest-regarded of the three Rays players suspended 50 games for failing a drug test, claims the infraction was the result of an "unintentional and unfortunate one-time event" of taking an energy pill.

According to an email from his agent, Nik Lubisich, of the Northwest Sports Management Group, Brett, the Rays' third-round pick in 2010, "has asserted these test results could only be the result of a single incident in which the evening before this random drug test he took an energy pill that was described to him as caffeine-like, but which apparently turned out to be a common form of Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) medication, Adderall.''

According to Lubisich, "Brett wanted to set the record straight after MLB’s statement was picked up by media outlets as insinuating that his test results must have been from recreational “meth” use, which he vehemently denies having ever done or even seen.''

Adderal is a prescription stimulant. MLB announced on Thursday that Brett, and pitchers Charles Cononie and Justin Woodall were supended after tesing positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine.



[Last modified: Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:40am]


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