Sun coverage: Gibbons and hGH

Jay Gibbons

Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons was suspended by Major League Baseball yesterday for the first 15 days of the 2008 season for violating the league's toughened substance-abuse prevention program. Gibbons admitted Dec. 6 that he had used human growth hormone. "I have no excuses and bear sole responsibility for my decisions," Gibbons said in a statement first released to The Sun. (Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron / December 6, 2007)

December 11, 2007

Orioles notebook

Gibbons' goal: win back fans

Four days after admitting he used human growth hormone, Orioles outfielder said he has work ahead to win the fans back. Speaking at the team's annual Christmas party for a local elementary school, Gibbons also maintained he is done talking about the topic and his 15-day suspension from Major League Baseball "for now."

December 7, 2007

Gibbons must sit for 15 days

Major League Baseball yesterday suspended Orioles outfielder and Kansas City Royals outfielder Jose Guillen 15 days each for violating the league's toughened substance-abuse prevention program, though neither failed a league-initiated drug test.

December 7, 2007

Rick Maese: Gibbons' admission of hGH use smacks of hypocrisy

Presumably, any day now George Mitchell will release a scathing report on steroids in baseball that will either eternally restore our faith in the national pastime or shock us all into moving to Ottawa and becoming NHL fans. But there's a slight problem with this premise: As far as shock goes, baseball has successfully waited out our attention span.

September 28, 2007

Chain of allegations full of links to O's

Rafael Palmeiro gave the downtrodden Orioles a reason to be boastful in March 2005, when he wagged his finger on national television and proclaimed to a congressional committee on steroids that he had never, ever taken performance-enhancing drugs. While former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire choked out "no comments" and new Oriole Sammy Sosa was unconvincing in his denial, Palmeiro emerged as a hero on an otherwise embarrassing day for Major League Baseball.

September 18, 2007

Gibbons meets with MLB officials

Eight days after a report alleged that received shipments of steroids and human growth hormone from 2003 to 2005, the Orioles outfielder met with baseball officials at their headquarters in New York City.

September 11, 2007

The hGH issue and baseball

What is hGH?

September 11, 2007

Effects of hGH a cloudy issue, experts say

Sports fans and commentators speak of human growth hormone as a magical substance that offers the same benefits as anabolic steroids but cannot be detected in urine tests.

September 11, 2007

MLB officials want to talk to Gibbons

Baseball officials yesterday formally requested a meeting with Orioles outfielder to discuss his alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs, an industry source confirmed.

September 10, 2007

Gibbons tied to hGH

Orioles outfielder received shipments of steroids and human growth hormone from an Orlando, Fla.-based pharmacy that is at the center of a federal investigation involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report last night on SI.com.

June 11, 2006

Peter Schmuck: Throwing off players association, Grimsley hurls hGH into spotlight

Welcome to the worst nightmare of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

June 10, 2006

Grimsley is thrown into drug spotlight

The player at the center of baseball's latest drug controversy, Jason Grimsley, is perhaps more distinguished by the company he kept than anything he did in his 15-year career.

June 8, 2006

Grimsley affidavit links O's, scandal

Nearly a year after the Rafael Palmeiro steroid scandal and months removed from the federal government's inquiries into Miguel Tejada 's vitamin B-12 usage, the Orioles are again intertwined in an investigation involving drugs and baseball.

June 7, 2006

Steroid probe hits Grimsley

Federal investigators searched the house of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Jason Grimsley yesterday as part of their investigation of steroid use in baseball.

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