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Jeremy Guthrie calls Marlon Byrd a ‘joke’ after failed PED test


Marlon Byrd again tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and one Padres pitcher was not shy about saying how he felt about Byrd and anyone else who cheats the game.

Back in 2012, Byrd received a 50-game suspension after a first positive test. On Wednesday, we learned Byrd tested positive once more. This time he will miss 162 games.

As the news began to make its rounds, the 38-year-old Byrd was understandably bashed for his second failed test. Among those to let the Indians outfielder have it was Jeremy Guthrie, a veteran pitcher in the Padres’ minor league system, who via his Twitter account called Byrd a joke.

Guthrie wasn’t the only one to speak out on the matter. Former major league pitcher Dan Haren recalled when Byrd miraculously recovered from a broken wrist and hit a home run off of him.

Byrd spoke candidly about his first failed test, calling it a “stupid” move on his part. However, he finds himself in a similar position yet again. Byrd said in a statement he has decided to forgo his right to appeal and will accept the suspension, which is effective immediately.


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