Originally Posted by UrbanMeyer
Would it be fair to someone to get banished off a potential accident? What if this happened down the road to a Reds player? That is, an accidental second time offense. I have a feeling opinions may change.
I do think it is fair for someone to get banned for accidentally taking a PED, IF it is there second offense. As mentioned above, it is their livelihood at stake--meaning, they should be extremely cautious as to what they use/ingest.
I'd hate to see innocent players get banned, however, if someone unknowingly uses PEDs once and gets caught, I highly doubt they'd unknowingly use again. It's just that simple. My point is, I think the harsher consequences are justified.
I don't think there would be many players banned for getting caught using twice. And those that are banned, I'd say they rightfully deserve it (i.e. ARod).