Royals' Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Drugs
Tested positive twice for Adderall
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2013 2:50 PM CDT
Kansas City Royals third baseman Miguel Tejada.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(Newser) – Kansas City Royals infielder and six-time All Star Miguel Tejada has been suspended for a whopping 105 games after twice testing positive for an amphetamine. It's not quite the 211-game ban A-Rod is facing, but it's still the third-highest non-lifetime ban in MLB history, reports ESPN. Why so high? Tejada has tested positive for drugs before, so he faced an automatic 25-game ban when he tested positive for Adderall this season. But shortly after, he tested positive a third time, netting him an additional 80-game suspension, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Tejada was charged in 2009 for lying to Congress about teammates' drug use, and previously admitted to buying $6,000 of human growth hormone, but claimed he never used it. He is not appealing the suspension, which will begin immediately—though he was sitting on the bench anyway, thanks to a strained calf muscle. A source tells Yahoo! Tejada is now "strongly" considering retiring.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Royals' Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Drugs is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 13 comments
Aug 18, 2013 10:43 PM CDT
Tejada has been useless for 3 years now! His campaign as a celebrated athlete is now recognized by cheating. To him there is no stigma. He walks away with a paycheck and a smile. It's like stealing money!
Aug 18, 2013 8:36 AM CDT
Media isn't saying, but 90% of the dopers are Hispanic
Aug 18, 2013 7:54 AM CDT
Tested twice... But was caught three times. Does anyone proof read these stories?