Manny Ramirez Retires
Manny Ramirez is a dirtbag. Instead of serving a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs for the second time, he decided to retire. This story should all tell us one very important thing.
Just because an athlete gets busted for using performance-enhancing drugs once, it doesn't mean that they automatically stop using PED's from that point on.
There is a tendency to assume that athletes stop using performance-enhancing drugs once they've been busted. I know I fall into that trap at times. Manny Ramirez proves that this is a very shaky theory.
Manny was busted for using PED's in 2009. He was suspended for 50 games. We're just finding out that Manny tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during Spring Training this year. Instead of serving a 100-game suspension, he decided to retire. That's dirty pool. Cheating is bad enough, but not serving your punishment like a man is unforgivable.