Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for performance-enhancing drugs

Aug 13, 2022

San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Tatis has not played all season after breaking a wrist in a motorcycle accident in December.

"I should have used the resources available to me in order to ensure that no banned substances were in what I took. I failed to do so," he said in a statement.

Tatis said he initially appealed the suspension, but "I have realized that my mistake was the cause of this result, and for that reason I have decided to start serving my suspension immediately.

Source: Fox Sports