Thursday, September 20, 2012

Yankees Star and News Drug Denial

Note the headline and how the news interprets.
All that needs to be said is "I didn't use PED" by the player.


Yankees star Robinson Cano says there’s no truth to internet rumors he's facing suspension for performance-enhancing drugs

Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, also told the Daily News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic.





 New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) with a base hit in the eighth inning of the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY Sept. 15, 2012.

KEVIN HAGEN FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is subject of Twitter rumors Thursday.

Ever since Melky Cabrera was suspended for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, there have been whispers that Robinson Cano would be the next superstar to fall.
Those whispers blew up on the internet Thursday, as rumors and reports of a PED suspension for Cano exploded all over Twitter.
Asked about the rumors of a suspension, Cano told the Daily News there was no truth to them whatsoever.
"Not at all," Cano told the News. "There's no test or anything."
This is not to say "I didn't use..."
Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, also told the Daily News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic, a reporter in the U.S. and a rival agent who has been saying that a prominent Latin player has been mired in baseball’s appeals process.
The Players Association notifies players who test positive for performance-enchancing drugs, and players then usually turn to their agents and other representatives to prepare an appeal.
I have not been told anything about it,” Boras said.
It might be that he read something, or something was sent to him in writing; only not "told" anything about it. 
Cano's friendship with Cabrera made him a natural target once Cabrera tested positive, but the Yankees’ second baseman said he isn’t worrying about what other people say or think.
You can’t control what people say,” Cano said. “There’s a lot of negative stuff out there and I can’t control that. I have to stay above that. There’s been the same thing for a long time. It's something I can't control."
What is missing from his denial?  He says "you" can't control it and there's a lot of "negative stuff" that he cannot control.  
Asked if he believes his long-time friendship with Cabrera is the reason for people's suspicion, Cano declined to speculate.
"I can't say anything about that," Cano said. "Somebody is trying to say negative stuff."
He he expresses limitation to what he can say, and calls using performance enhancing drugs "negative stuff."
In addition to Cano, multiple team and league sources told the Daily News that the rumor of an expected suspension for Cano was false

11 comments:

Jazzie said...

So OT:

Anthony Bennett is charged with more counts of assault.

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2012/09/anthony_bennett_man_charged_wi_2.html

"Officers noted in their reports that they heard Bennett state, “I don’t care. I have a lot on my mind. I’m looking at life and I will take you both on. Let me out of this cell.”

And this from the article:
"The FBI is handling the Carnel investigation and has not confirmed the remains they recovered as being the boy’s, though the Chamberlain family has said the body was indeed that of Carnel."

Cole Waterman, the writer of article, clarifies this in his comment, but..???

Lis said...

I'm starting to wonder if there's any players left who don't use the drugs!

Lemon said...

Thanks for the link Jazzie.

john said...

Peter,

Could you have a look at this.

Nick Clegg 'Sorry' For Promising To Oppose Tuition Fee Hike, But Not For Breaking Pledge.

Is his apology sincere and does the apology hold water..

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/19/nick-clegg-sorry-promise-tuition-fees_n_1897453.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Florida said...

I'm getting weary of all these sports figures and their never ending dope use.

Seems like Pete Rose was the last of a dying breed and we all know what a liar HE was;
still I wish him well. Sorry, but I liked him at the time.

And let's not even go into Johnny Bench's perverted lifestyle. Some of us who were
"in the day" KNOWS what kind of life HE led on their honeymoon when he married Vicki and
how he ruined her life. "Don't ask, don't tell"

Don't ask. Fla Anon

Anonymous said...

English is not Cano's primary language. I am curious as to how statement analysis applies to someone who has learned english later in life, and did not grow up speaking it.

Florida said...

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for the sake of simple identification in the separation of posts from other anonymous
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Why couldn't some of you anonymous posters at least identify yourselves as being 'from
somewhere', or something, that would distinguish who you are from other anonymous posters?
It's just a simple matter of consideration to fellow posters. Surely, all of you anonymous
posters aren't the same person. What say you? Anon In Fla

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