Baseball is deep in another scandal involving performance enhancing drugs, and Derek Jeter -- who has not been named in association with the doping allegations -- dropped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and talked about his teammate Alex Rodriguez and other Major League Baseball stars who are embroiled in the scandal.
Rodriguez was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized a total of 13 players after an investigation into an anti-aging clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez has since appealed the suspension, and thus was able to return to the Yankees lineup.
“It’s unfortunate. You hate to hear a negative light being shed on Major League Baseball. But it’s been a part of the game," Yankees team captain Jeter admitted on "Late Night." "We’re trying to get it out of the game, and hopefully, we don’t have to hear about this for much longer. But, yeah, I’m sure we will.”
When Fallon asked Jeter what needs to be done to get athletes to stop doping, Jeter said that what's being done now is the right way to go. Punishment and public humiliation are the best ways to make these guys learn from their mistakes, he said.
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