Melky Cabrera might be innocent.
A drug test found that player Melky Cabrera from the San Francisco Giants baseball team had taken the banned substance testosterone, so he was suspended for 50 games.
His excuse was that he took a supplement that he bought from an online website, so it wasn't his fault because he didn't know what the supplement contained.
Baseball's drug program allows a player to have drugs in his system if he took them through no fault of his own.
However, when investigators looked into the case, they discovered that a "paid consultant" working for Mr. Cabrera's agents had recently spent $10,000 to buy the website. The site had been altered, adding a topical cream that Mr. Cabrera might have purchased and which might have led to his raised testosterone levels, which means he then might have been found innocent.
Mighty Melky Cabrera was not found innocent.
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