Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has issued a statement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
On Friday night, the MLB announced they were suspending Tatis Jr. for 80 games after they found anabolic steroid Clostebol in his system.
Fernando Tatis Jr. will be suspended for 80 games, MLB announced. The suspension will cover the remainder of this season and will render him ineligible for the postseason. It will continue into the beginning of next year. On the verge of returning, he's done for the year.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 12, 2022
Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Clostebol, a PED.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 12, 2022
Not long after the MLB’s announcement, Tatis Jr. released a statement claiming he unwillingly took a medication that contained Clostebol to treat a ringworm.
Statement from Fernando Tatis Jr., released by the MLBPA: pic.twitter.com/NNzFbaKT85
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) August 12, 2022
Fans immediately called B.S. on Tatis’ excuse.
Anabolic steroids don't help schapoid healing or ringworm. https://t.co/IqedW0C0dp
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) August 13, 2022
Steroids are generally contraindicated in the treatment of ringworm. They make things worse. https://t.co/VhSQK8Grq3
— Mark Primiano (@Doctor1Hundred) August 13, 2022
OK. Did not have "ringworm treatment" on the steroid bingo card. You're a multimillionaire pro athlete in a sport that provides avenues to have every prescription tested before you take it. Rubbish excuse. Makes it even worse. https://t.co/H4IMZdxPMB
— Jeff Blair (@SNJeffBlair) August 12, 2022
Steroids make ringworm worse. -signed Pediatricians everywhere https://t.co/9G8CwAgK5S
— Eli Fredman, MD 🇮🇱 (@efredman) August 12, 2022