Passan: MLB warns gas-station sexual-enhancement pills can lead to failed PED tests

League sent out memo after at least 2 players made same claim

Karl Buscheck
August 21, 2019 - 11:36 am

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Major League Baseball recently fired off a memo, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, detailing an unexpected way for big leaguers to fail PED tests.

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In short, over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills, frequently purchased at gas stations, are causing a big problem.

"We know from experience," the league memo said, "that a number of these sexual or male enhancement products — which are sold online, at retail stores, and on the black market, both in the United States and internationally — contain anabolic steroids and other prohibited substances.”

According to Passan, at least two players who have been suspended for PEDs this year have said the failed tests have been the result of these over-the-counter pills.

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