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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal debates on FOX News about whether stars like Alex Rodriguez and Miguel Tejada should be punished for cheating.
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I'm major player in baseball's steroids scandal admitting he lied to congress All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada now facing up to a year in jail. Pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of a former MVP testified before a house panel back in 2005. Denying. That he knew anyone who used performance enhancing drugs but apparently. He did now. And congress caught him red handed to hot and now the third big leaguer targeted by criminal investigation joining. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the dubious roster sportscaster Warner wolf what is now -- also talking to fox sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal were one of the first -- latest sound -- from Alex Rodriguez is interviewee Peter Gammons lists. Multiples -- put up their -- it says. You are saying that the time period was 200120022003. And outs Rodriguez does that's pretty cruel what does that mean it would is that he is also could be 2002004. By the way that for the Bulls and supposed to stay in your system a year and a half so good event in 2004 -- -- and an eagle on you say wait a minute he asked him do you know what she took an unknown. For a guy like he rod who of course knows his body for him to sit on on know what it was that it we no it was -- Boland. I'll read it it's taken from rejection orally he would have to know where he put this book Ken Rosenthal a 104 players on the list that -- name was on last week how many other big names do you suspect her on that list. -- -- probably are quite a few and we don't know exactly who is on that list. We might never know and obviously we have a situation where there are leaks right now and is a great deal of debate about whether players' privacy rights are being violated. But because -- dame came out it stands to reason that we're gonna learn other names as well if -- Olympic athlete Warner wolf they yank your medal. From my era baseball player event you if -- a baseball player why not yank your record one yank your salary because let's face -- the reason these guys are paid multi million dollar salary shares there a lot of energy and well. Number one for example Marion Jones -- the event so they give the medals of the runner up in baseball we don't know how many home runs he did hit. Under the influence I suggest that take you -- VP award given to the runner up. But if you took to -- MVP award 2002. The runner up was they Iraq yet so -- got two guys on steroids but can't hear a case also -- -- you -- -- you know what let's not take any these records away let's just put a little little notation -- saying these records happened during the steroids. Era. We'll Trace first of all when Iraq tested positive in 2003. There were no penalties in Major -- based I don't care to -- bush -- he -- Mark McGwire is now -- it wasn't cheating Trace what everybody against Mark McGwire was -- back in the in the -- -- and everybody thinks Barry Bonds was cheating when he was was using the stuff back in the late nineties as well everybody in doctor thinks bonds -- -- McGwire was a -- Sosa was a cheater -- -- saying -- A-Rod wasn't -- because it was 2003. I'm not no trades I'm not saying that I'm saying that when he was cheating. There was no rule on the books in baseball they were rolled all the books in the United States. Laws but not in baseball and baseball would look very bad -- all of a sudden said. Okay we're going to selectively prosecute the past. When in fact we don't know exactly who did what. So to me one solution not the only solution would be on players' Hall of Fame plaques in this era. To put a notation saying played in this steroid era. That would distinguish these players from the great against the law Warner but not against baseball rules I know. And the fans know and also what you see in the voting in the Hall of Fame it's very clearly at two categories it includes character and integrity. So anybody voting pool Hall of Fame. They -- if they don't ignore those two categories what you can't vote for these guys the other funny thing to me is that so Honda one of the reasons he got caught. In buying the steroids. He wrote to checks -- -- would give the guy actually about this. -- -- I got about five seconds green -- the fans integrity is because they loved all this stuff they love the Mark McGwire Barry Bonds home run to our Sammy Sosa are just they love Barry Bonds at these things out some like. News that we like. -- it's undeniable that baseball business has boomed during this scandal. -- Warner five seconds. Yes for -- and -- Up a lot of mornings pleasant walk up and dozens of fans don't care they're going to play eagle watching the waterways -- Warner -- Ken Rosenthal gentlemen thank you.