MLS is not immune to PED abusers

Ex-TFC 'keeper Jon Conway was suspended by MLS in the past for PED use along with Josh Williams and...

Ex-TFC 'keeper Jon Conway was suspended by MLS in the past for PED use along with Josh Williams and Jeff Parke. (JACK BOLAND/Toronto Sun)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:09 PM ET

Major League Soccer players have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Not this season, but in the recent past.

And with every other major professional North American sport currently having its own PED conversations and revelations, it’s time Major League Soccer’s closest followers pay a little attention to what the league is doing to combat PEDs from once again seeping into its dressing rooms.

That’s right, PED use within MLS isn’t without precedent.

In 2010, Columbus Crew midfielder Josh Williams was handed a 10-game suspension and fined 10% of his annual salary for testing positive for Methandrostenolone, a prohibited performance-enhancing substance.

“There is no place in sport for performance-enhancing drugs,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said after that judgement. “We continue to hold our players responsible and accountable for everything they ingest in order to ensure the integrity of our competition.”


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