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Report: Cabrera tried ruse for alibi

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Sun Aug 19, 4:05 PM UTC

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera attempted to avoid a drug suspension by creating a fictitious website selling a fictitious cream, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

The alleged subterfuge failed, and Cabrera was slapped Wednesday with a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball for using a performance enhancing drug, synthetic testosterone. Cabrera, a .255 hitter two seasons ago, was batting .346 at the time of his suspension. He was the All-Star Game MVP last month.

The Daily News report said an associate of Cabrera, Juan Nunez, was involved in acquiring a website in an attempt to establish that Cabrera had purchased a topical cream online and inadvertently used the banned substance. Major League Baseball investigators quickly saw through the scheme.

Nunez was quoted by the newspaper saying he was "accepting responsibility for what everyone else already knows," regarding the website.

The Daily News further reported that federal investigator Jeff Novitzky is looking at Cabrera's friends and associates, seeking the actual source of the synthetic testosterone.

Courtesy of FOXSports.com

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