Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jon Singleton suspended 50 games

(But hey, at least it's for weed, and not something God-awful like stanozolol, amirite?)

Yep, Astros #1 prospect (#25 overall) Jon Singleton was suspended for the first 50 games of the season after testing positive for a second time under violating the minor-league baseball drug policy.

The statement, from Singleton:

"I was informed today that I have tested positive for marijuana. As a result, I am being suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season. I accept the penalty and take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my parents, the Houston Astros and Jeff Luhnow.
"The Astros have been nothing but supportive of me and good to me in my short time with the organization. My hope is to use this as a learning experience and spend the rest of my career proving to myself and the baseball community that this was a lapse in judgment, and is not in any way indicative of my character or my dedication to baseball or to my team.''
Assuming that he would have started the 2013 season at Oklahoma City, he would be eligible to play on May 26 at Iowa. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This just about sums up the state of the Astros. I guess being stoned makes losing less painful. Hell, start passing the mary jane to the fans that are suckered into buying tickets and watching the big league club in H-Town... it might make this upcoming 100 loss season more tolerable.

--- Jeff Spicoli