A source close to Manny Ramirez said Thursday that the illegal substance for which the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger tested positive was not “an agent customarily used for performance enhancing.”
At least not on the baseball diamond. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the substance is supposed to boost sex drive. It is not Viagra, but a substance that treats the cause rather providing a temporary boost in sexual performance, the source said.
Before we start to feel like Manny is being persecuted here, let us remember that sexual enhancers are on banned lists in most sports for a reason. Specificially, they are often used to compensate for and/or recover from the side effects of performance enhancing drugs, and are thus suspect. It’s too soon to tell if that’s the case with Manny, but it’s worth throwing out there.
(link via MLB Trade Rumors)