Byrd Amendment: Continue Testing Act of 2013.
Marlon Byrd isn’t trying to convince you, change your mind, or even be accepted.
He knows there are people out there convinced he’s cheating, that somehow, someway, he has found a way to circumvent the system.
He is OK with that.
“I’m always going to get questions asked of me,’’ Byrd told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, “and I don’t mind that. Really, I don’t. I can’t. I hear the questions:
“What is he doing?
“Is he taking something?
“Is he cheating?’‘
Byrd says this all this without anger in his voice. There is no level of frustration. It will take time.
“I understand why people are skeptical,’’ says Byrd, a popular player among his peers. “I just have to play hard and hopefully people will believe in me.’‘
...The National League’s overwhelming favorite for Comeback Player of the Year already has been subjected to four drug tests this year, and now that the Pirates are closing in on their first postseason berth in 21 years, there will be more coming.
“When you’re clean, drug testing shouldn’t bother you,’’ Byrd says. “They can test me a 100 times. To urinate in a cup takes 10 minutes out of your day. It shouldn’t bother you.’‘
Posted: September 04, 2013 at 06:15 AM | 1 comment(s)
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