Rafael Palmeiro Suspended for Steroids

Former Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire, former Texas Rangers and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000160" title="Baltimore Orioles" href="/topic/sports/baseball/baltimore-orioles-ORSPT000160.topic">Baltimore Orioles</a> slugger <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008510" title="Rafael Palmeiro" href="/topic/sports/baseball/rafael-palmeiro-PESPT008510.topic">Rafael Palmeiro</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000005" title="Boston Red Sox" href="/topic/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-ORSPT000005.topic">Boston Red Sox</a> pitcher <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006540" title="Curt Schilling" href="/topic/sports/baseball/curt-schilling-PESPT006540.topic">Curt Schilling</a> testified before Congress during a hearing held by the House Government Reform Committee on the use of steroids in baseball. Palmeiro, who swore he had never used any banned performance-enhancing substances, was later suspended for 10 games after he tested positive for a banned substance. He blamed a tainted vitamin B-12 shot from teammate Miguel Tejada for the positive result.

( Chris Kleponis / U.S. Presswire / August 1, 2005 )

Former Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire, former Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling testified before Congress during a hearing held by the House Government Reform Committee on the use of steroids in baseball. Palmeiro, who swore he had never used any banned performance-enhancing substances, was later suspended for 10 games after he tested positive for a banned substance. He blamed a tainted vitamin B-12 shot from teammate Miguel Tejada for the positive result.

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