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Hank Aaron Gets Draconian

According to Hank Aaron, the baseball player who hit the second most home runs in the history of the game, the punishment for testing positive for a banned substance isn’t severe enough in today’s Major League Baseball.

I think it’s got to be a little bit more severe as far as penalties are concerned. I think 50 games is not enough. I’d like to see 100 games really. I think the second time, they need to just ban the player from baseball.

Whether or not you agree with the seriousness with which MLB treats its arbitrary list of banned substances, or the ferocious manner with which they screen players for use, it seems unreasonable to argue that punishment isn’t severe enough given the relatively minuscule number of players who are annually caught and end up facing suspension.

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