Oh, Those Drugs Of Abuse

Another minor leaguer has tested positive for drugs of abuse.

Outfielder Cedrick "Doc" Brooks, released by the Colorado Rockies in March, was suspended Wednesday for 50 games by the commissioner's office.

Doc Brooks was busted taking drugs.Brooks hit .277 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs for the Class-A Modesto Nuts in 2006. His penalty will take effect immediately if he signs with another big league organization.

The Rockies acquired Brooks in 2005 as the player to be named in the trade that sent Preston Wilson to the Washington Nationals.

Testing for drugs of abuse is not administered randomly, but on a basis of reasonable cause. The list of banned substances for drugs of abuse include marijuana, cocaine, LSD, PCP, opiates, MDMA, GHB and Ephedra.

[Yahoo! Sports] | []


kerrie said...

I love Minor League team names. The Nuts?

Marlena J said...

It must be a second offense too, since all they do is monitor them after the first time.

Bassmaster said...

Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Sooze said...

Eh, he's probably just a pothead like the last kid.

Joe said...

Kerrie-There was some issue when the Modesto team lost the A's affilitaion and the name went along with it. The team had a public vote on three choices, they weren't very stellar. Stanislaus County CA is a large nut growing area. Still, someone could have done a better job.