Well, Jenrry Mejia is officially an idiot again, blaming his ban from baseball on a vast conspiracy, and not, you know, for continuing to take steroids.
After Mejia was caught a second time, I called him an idiot, a jerk, a loser, you name it. But when he tested positive a third time, I stopped the name calling. It appeared to me there might be something seriously wrong with Mejia, either physically or psychologically.
But Jenrry Mejia has lost all sympathy with his latest explanation. He admits to the first positive test, but denied the second. He told The New York Times that after that one, baseball officials pressured him to name his drug connections. They also allegedly told him that if he appealed his suspension “they will find a way to find a third positive,” he told the newspaper through an interpreter.
And so “they” did, Mejia claims. “I felt there was a conspiracy against me. I feel that they were trying to find something to bring me down in my career.”
Oh, he is also blaming the Players Association for not appealing his ban. “The association should have done more… should have been there to defend me — because that’s what they’re there for. They should have found something to appeal for.”
The union would not comment. But MLB spokesman Pat Courtney did, denying everything Mejia said. “No one at MLB or representing MLB has met with Mejia regarding any of these drug violations.”
Now, I do not think it is beyond MLB to threaten and coerce people. If I remember correctly, its investigators took part in some sleazy activity regarding the Alex Rodriguez saga. Not to justify it, but that was Alex Rodriguez, who had embarrassed the league multiple time with his actions. Bud Selig wanted to nail him. But who gives a crap about Jenrry Mejia? Why would the league try to bring down his career?
The answer is, it wouldn’t. Jenrry Mejia is guilty. Three times. He just needs to admit it and move on with his life. These ridiculous claims only makes him look more guilty than he already is.