Well, not exactly steroids. A new report claims that Duke grad Scott Schoeneweis received HGH while with the White Sox in 2003. Dismaying, although I don't imagine it'll have any bearing on the Duke program.
Wilson's comment may be true, unless Scott is interviewed and starts talking about his past - maybe he used at Duke and maybe he didn't. A sharp reported might link the allegations of steroid use at Duke while Scott was pitching.
Even if he did use it, HGH wasn't banned by the MLB at the time.
My understanding from a report I read was that he did have a prescription. It was one of those prescriptions from a doctor that never sees you - you know the kind of doctor that prescribes HGH to any athlete that calls up and asks for it..... I think that doc is under investigation.
I don't have any confirmation of this, I think it was in the ESPN story I ready yesterday.
In athletics today guys are trying to get themselves into such ridiculous shape that they take a ton of vitamins, supplements, etc. So naturally you want to take the best LEGAL/Allowed product you can to get you in best shape possible.
Its so easy to look back and judge, but they weren't breaking any rules at the time. What if MLB decides to ban protein shakes? Are you going to go back and condemn 99% of baseball players? That's why we don't enact ex post facto or retroactive laws.