Jenrry Mejia Thinks HIs Lifetime Ban from Baseball Due To Repeated Steroid Use Is All Part Of A "Conspiracy"
LBS- Former Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has accused Major League Baseball as engaging in a witch hunt against him that culminated in his lifetime ban after a third failed doping test.
Mejia, speaking to Ben Berkon of the New York Times through a translator in his first public comments since the ban, claimed that he was the victim of a “conspiracy” and blamed the MLBPA for not helping him enough.
“I felt there was a conspiracy against me,” Mejia said. “I feel that they were trying to find something to bring me down in my career.”
Mejia also accused the MLB Players Union for not doing enough to defend him.
“The association should have done more,” Mejia said. “[They] should have been there to defend me — because that’s what they’re there for. They should have found something to appeal for.”
There is only one thing I care less about than steroid use in baseball and it is the excuses of the players that get busted for steroid use in baseball. That's why you will hardly ever see me "covering" either of things. That is, until now. Say what you want about Jenrry Mejia. No seriously, he's given you PLENTY of material so don't hesitate to use it. He deserves every single joke that has been and/or will be made at his expense. With that said, he just changed the excuse game forever with his justification for failing three straight PED tests.
Does it make sense that the MLB would collude to get a random player kicked out of the sport forever? Not really, but that's the beauty of conspiracy theories. They don't have to make sense. I don't care how many manipulated YouTube videos you watch or how many anonymous online comments you read, conspiracy theories hardly ever make any sense. That doesn't stop conspiracy theorists from believing in nearly each and every one of them. You can't tell me a person that thinks that the United States blew up two of their most prominent financial buildings in their most populated city would think it's outlandish that professional baseball conspired to ruin the career of a mid-level reliever. If you believe that the Royal Family had Princess Diana assassinated then you are most certainly gullible enough to believe that Jenrry Mejia was set up by a league that has next to no reason to make an example out of him. I guess what I am trying to say is that if you drop the word "conspiracy" there are people that will drop everything to support your cause.
No one believed Sammy Sosa when he stood in front of Congress pretending he didn't know English. No one believed Barry Bonds when he implied that someone slipped a substance into his moisturizer. At least a couple people will believe that Jenrry Mejia's career was a casualty of foul play simply because it fits their contrarian mentality, and that means he's doing better (well, not financially or statistically but whatever) than nearly every other player that's gotten caught pumping themselves full of synthetic strength.
P.S. Also not completely convinced that "conspiracy" isn't one of those words that only has a rough translation between Spanish and English. He could have very easily said that this was just a "misunderstanding" and his translator accidentally topped him with a tinfoil cap.