I thought this story was interesting.
Indians closer Chris Perez pled no-contest to a charge of mailing his dog 9 ounces of marijuana. That’s right; his DOG. That was really clever; no way anyone was gonna figure that one out.
His punishment? A measly $250 and a year’s probation.
I think you get fined more if you cheat the HOV lanes on the Dulles Toll Road.
Frankly I think he should have gotten more punishment just for the stupidity of his actions.
Oh, by the way, Perez makes $7.3 MILLION dollars this year. 7.3M. You think maybe perhaps he could have just paid whoever mailed him his weed to just drive the stuff up to him, making that kind of coin?
Now here’s a question: where’s Perez’s PED suspension?? Marijuana is clearly stated as a “Drug of Abuse” in section 2.A of the Joint Drug Abuse agreement, whose language says that players shall be “prohibited from using, possessing …” the drug. Clearly Perez was caught possessing a rather large amount of the drug; whether or not he ever tested positive for it isn’t he warranted a suspension? Or could legally everyone just claim it was all his wife’s idea? Maybe so, but it was Perez who pled it out and seemingly should face the music from Bud Selig.