This has to go down as one of the stranger stories to come out of baseball in a long time. Jenrry Meja, who was suspended for life for failing his drug test as it was proven he took steroids may have officially killed any shot of returning.
It is not like Major League Baseball was going to lift the ban on the former New York Met pitcher and with what he is planning on doing, it is safe to assume that he won’t be pitching for the New York Mets or any of the 31 other teams in the foreseeable future.
Mejia’s attorney, Vincent White, announced that a news conference will be held this Thursday in New York to “reveal a lawsuit that he is putting against former Commissioner Bud Selig, current Commissioner Rob Manfred, and many other who work at the MLB Commissioner’s Office.”
The lawsuit that is being put out against Major League Baseball is that Jenrry Mejia is accusing MLB of using “dirty cop tactics,” when he failed his third drug test in the time span of ten months. “I felt there was a conspiracy theory against me,” Mejia said at the time, “I feel that they were trying to find something to bring me down in my career.”
MLB denied these allegations from Mejia and his attorney. They called them, “wild” and “unsupported.” Despite now having a rough relationship with Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has gone record in saying that Mejia will be given “fair consideration” for reinstatement when he is eligible in 2018.
This is not the first time that someone in baseball was found to be using steroids and tried to pin the blame on baseball. In 2013, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez put Major League Baseball through the ringer and blamed them when it was found out he was using steroids. After the steroid era, Mark McGwire was on Capital Hill and kept saying how he was not here to talk about his usage.
I will never understand why baseball players who are found to be cheating try to pin it on someone else did it and think that they were set up. Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar industry, I highly doubt they are planning on bringing down players. Plus, Jenrry Mejia was not a good pitcher for the Mets and is probably just bitter that he was suspended.
I’m sorry to inform Mejia and any baseball players who are found guilty of using steroids or any performance- enchanting drugs to gain an advantage, you are a big boy and know what’s right and wrong. No one should feel sorry that you decided to cheat at baseball. So if you do so happen to be caught using steroids just admit you screwed up and take some responsibility for what you did.