Breaking News: Cubs Catcher Geovany Soto HAS Been Smoking Pot

Shanan H.Analyst IJune 26, 2009

CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs gets under a pop up against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A report from ESPN surfaced today that Cubs' catcher Geovany Soto tested positive for pot during the World Baseball Classic.

This from ESPN:

"While I fully acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident," Soto said in a statement released by the Cubs. "I do not say this to minimize or deflect from my conduct and I fully understand the ramifications of my actions. I have and will accept any and all consequences.

"I am fully dedicated to the game of baseball and my teammates, and I apologize for any distraction and embarrassment this may cause them."

And, the Cubs and even MLB have decided to let the incident stand.  Can you believe this?

They won't punish Soto for his use?

Actually, MLB doesn't even test for pot.

"It's not considered a performance enhancing drug."

The Cubs did release a statement before Chicago's game at Detroit:

"Geovany assured the organization this was an isolated incident and a misstep in judgment that will not be repeated," the statement read. "Though surprised and disappointed, the club supports Geovany as he takes responsibility for his actions and accepts the consequences."

So, what will happen, I don't know.  But I think he should be punished.

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