Ballplayers with strong ties to performance-enhancing drugs really can’t win. Try as they may, they’re always going to have a hard time convincing anyone that they’re innocent.
But some of them try anyway, typically to no avail. Ballplayers accused of juicing have been known to come up with SMH-worthy explanations for their wrongdoing.
Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez, for example, both used the ignorance defense when their cheating was put under the microscope. Manny Ramirez claimed to be following doctor’s orders when he was nabbed for HCG in 2009. When Melky Cabrera was busted for testosterone in 2012, he conjured a cyberspace scheme that failed miserably.
Myself and B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar got together to recount these defenses in all their baffling splendor. As usual, our ramblings were caught on video.
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