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Manny Ramirez

I'm Sorry, So Sorry...

5/7/2009 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507_manny_ramirez_bn_tmz_0-1Manny Ramirez just released the following statement regarding his 50 game suspension for violating the MLB drug policy:

"Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me.

Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy, that mistake is now my responsibility. I've been advised not to say anything more for now.

I do want to say one other thing; I've taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past 5 seasons.

I want to apologize to Mr. McCourt, Mrs. McCourt, Mr. Torre, my teammates, the Dodger organization, and to the Dodger fans. L.A. is a special place to me and I know everybody is disappointed. So am I. I'm sorry about this whole situation."

According to the MLB Players Association, Manny has waived his right to challenge that suspension.


Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt issued the following statement in reaction to today's statement: "We share the disappointment felt by our fans, our players, and every member of our organization. We support the policies of Major League Baseball, and we will welcome Manny back upon his return."

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63 COMMENTS

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31.

jen    

SCREW you Manny!

1963 days ago
32.

HomeRun    

Barry Bonds is still available. He'll sign for the 8 million the Dodgers save by not paying Manny for 50 games. And he will not embarrasse anybody with secret drug tests since that cat was out of the bag a long time agooooooo. I like home runs and do not care how you hit them because you can bring any steroid user from Gold's Gym, and they will not have a clue how to hit a 100 mph fastball out of the park. It takes special skills with or without injections. Go Dodgers!

1963 days ago
33.

ChristineFirefly    

Any player that made the Yankees squirm is OK in my book. Go Manny Go!!! Just don't shrink the one-eyed trouser snake, tally-whacker, heat-seeking love missile, beef bayonet, wedding tackle, pork sword, little soldier, baloney poney, power drill, magic wand, joystick, jack hammer, frankfurter, Captain Winkie, summer sausage, jack-in-the-box , um, get the picture...

Because I am a "bitch", I don't care what all you haters say, I give Manny a pass.
Never forget 2004 bitches. MVP. Yankee fans purchased the most Kleenex that year!!!! whop-whop

Babbabooey Babbabooey Babbabooey

1963 days ago
34.

JR    

How about giving some of the money back!

1963 days ago
35.

CHUCK    

BLAME IT ON THE BONER HE COULD NOT GET WITH THE GIRL HE MET IN L.A. VIAGARA TO THE RESCUE!

1963 days ago
36.

CHUCK    

HEY AHOLE #34 COMMENT, I RESENT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT PUERTO RICANS. YOU MUST BE A RACIST BASTARD THAT HAS NO MORALS OR RESPECT FOR YOURSELF. AHOLE . AND BY THE WAY MANNY IS DOMINICAN.! SHOWS HOW MUCKH YOU KNOW!

1963 days ago
37.

dannyw    

Enough is enough Manny! your a great player but you beat us in the head with your "idiocy"!

1963 days ago
38.

UGGGGHHH    

MANNY IS OLD AND PROBABLY CAN'T PERFORM WITHOUT HIS DAILY DRUGS. THE DODGERS SHOULD CAN DUMP HIM AND GET THEIR MONEY BACK.
HE THOUGHT HE WAS ABOVE THE LAW..
MANNY PROBABLY CAN START HIS OWN TEAM WITH A ROID, CLEMENS ROID AND NOW MANNY ROID.
WHAT LOSERS.

1963 days ago
39.

PIGTAILS    

WOW PEOPLE CALM THE HELL DOWN. GUILTY TILL PROVEN INNOCENT. MY FAMILY ARE DIE HARD DODGER FANS SO I BELIEVE HIM. ANYWAY COMPARING HIM TO A PIECE OF S H I T LIKE BARRY BONDS OR A ROD IS STUPID. THEY ALL SAID THEY NEVER USED STEROIDS AND GOT CAUGHT IN A LIE. MANNY CAME RIGHT OUT AND SAID HE TOOK THE MEDS BUT THEY ARE NOT STEROIDS THEY ARE FERTILITY DRUGS SO IT IS FAR FROM THE SAME. WHO CARES WE LOVE MANNY AND THE DODGERS AND CANT WAIT TO SEE EM IN THE WORLD SERIES.

1963 days ago
40.

Sharona    

Isn't it amazing that it is always someone else's fault??

1963 days ago
41.

mugs    

hey pigtails-why why don't you go ask manny why he is being prescribed a FEMALE hormone? and to person wondering how to explain it to the kids-tell them to stop idolized a lying cheat (or any athlete for that matter) and teach them should be looking up to people of substance

1963 days ago
42.

Nuts    

The cheat never got caught before because he was using masking agents which he now got caught for.He is a discrace as are the other cheats-Bonds .Clemons etc. Baseball is a mess.MLBB that is.

1963 days ago
43.

fish taco    

If a doctor miss prescribed me a medication and I got suspended from work loosing millions....
I would sue him for malpractice..... if this was true.
But manny wont sue because he and the doctor knew exactly what he was prescribing.
They should both be sued by the team owners!

1963 days ago
44.

CMM    

Manny's bat now sponsored by Viagra.............

..........And this slide into second based now sponsored by........Astro Glide..............

A whole new meaning to Dodger Blue...........

1963 days ago
45.

fish taco    

Its clear to me,,,

MANNY AND HID DOCTOR CONSPIRED, USED, AND LIED ABOUT THE USE OF STERIODS..

FULLY KNOWING THEY WERE BANNED AND CHEATING.

WHAT A FRAUD.

1963 days ago
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