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Summer of Suspension

The summer sports season is just about behind us, and yet again the sports landscape was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs. The Biogenesis revelations in Major League Baseball were certainly the most notorious, but there was also the suspension of American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and several Jamaican sprinters that kept them out of the IAAF World Championships. The 14 players suspended by MLB included former National League MVP Ryan Braun and three-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez, which would appear to be the last self-inflicted nail in the legacy coffin of A-Rod.

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Bob Latham is a partner at the law firm Jackson Walker, L.L.P., and an International Rugby Board member. A compilation of his best columns titled “Winners & Losers: Rants, Riffs and Reflections on the World of Sports,” is available in the Media Zone.