• Selig wants tougher penalties on drug violations

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Mar 3, 2013
    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties for major leaguers who violate the sport's drug agreement, a move the union is willing to consider but not for the 2013 season. Selig held a news conference Saturday and said he wanted increased penalties as soon as possible. In a sense, the drug-testing season started with spring training." Baseball players' union head Michael Weiner says toughening penalties for drug violations will have to wait until the 2014 season. "There are going to be talks. According to Selig, that scale hasn't done enough to deter players from taking their chances with PEDs, and the sooner they put more significant sanctions in place the better. The new penalties are intended to deter the small number of those who still don't see the current ones as harsh enough. "Starting this offseason, we had substantial discussion among player leadership about whether the penalty structure we have is right - whether there should be increases - whether there should be a differential penalty for intentional or unintentional users," Weiner said. "That dialogue is continuing.
    Source: ESPN.com
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