The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Sport Starling Marte's Apology Isn't Good Enough

02:36  18 july  2017
02:36  18 july  2017 Source:   12up.com

Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix

  Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix <p>Finland's Valtteri Bottas kept champions Mercedes on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday after title-chasing team mate Lewis Hamilton was hit with a five-place grid penalty.</p>Hamilton, who is 14 points behind Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel after eight races, qualified third fastest but will start in eighth place due to the automatic drop resulting from an unscheduled gearbox change.

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates catches a line drive against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on April 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images).

Starling Marte apologized to the organization and fans for failing the drug test. Sorry might not be good enough for the Buccos. As a six-year Major League veteran, Starling Marte was hitting a much better .288.

What to watch next
  • Josh Norman reacts to the firing of Panthers GM Dave Gettlemen

    Norman reacts to the firing of Panthers GM

    USA Today Sports Video Logo
    USA Today Sports Video
    0:24
  • Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman

    Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    1:43
  • Ian Rapoport: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott involved in incident at Dallas bar

    Cowboys RB Elliott involved in incident at Dallas bar

    NFL Logo
    NFL
    0:51
  • Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

    Federer admits to hangover after celebrating Wimbledon win

    Reuters Logo
    Reuters
    1:02
  • The case for Tom Brady as best NFL player ever

    The case for Brady as best NFL player ever

    Sports Illustrated Logo
    Sports Illustrated
    1:17
  • Bob Bowlsby: 'Top to bottom, we are the best in the country'

    Big 12's Bowlsby: 'Top to bottom, we are the best in the country'

    FOXSports Logo
    FOXSports
    0:35
  • Report: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins open to long-term deal after season

    Report: Redskins QB Cousins open to long-term deal after season

    Sports Illustrated Logo
    Sports Illustrated
    0:49
  • Cody Latimer caught on video slapping club bouncer

    Broncos' Latimer shown on video slapping club bouncer

    USA Today Sports Video Logo
    USA Today Sports Video
    0:35
  • Hamlin's wicked burnout at New Hampshire

    Hamlin's wicked burnout at New Hampshire

    NASCAR Logo
    NASCAR
    0:57
  • 5 things to watch at Big 12 media days

    5 things to watch at Big 12 media days

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    1:40
  • WATCH: Fighter scores bizarre body-slam knockout in UFC debut

    Fighter scores bizarre body-slam knockout in UFC debut

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    0:46
  • Nationals reportedly acquire relievers Madson, Doolittle from Athletics

    Nationals reportedly acquire relievers Madson, Doolittle from A's

    CBS Sports Logo
    CBS Sports
    0:55
  • Texans rookie D'Onta Foreman arrested on weapon and marijuana charges

    Texans rookie Foreman arrested on weapon, marijuana charges

    Sports Illustrated Logo
    Sports Illustrated
    0:32
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

Video by CBS Pittsburgh

Education civil rights chief: 'Sorry' for sex assault quote

  Education civil rights chief: 'Sorry' for sex assault quote The Education Department's civil rights chief apologized Wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored."What I said was flippant, and I am sorry," Candice Jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement. "All sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously — which has always been my position and will always be the position of this department."She was quoted in The New York Times on Wednesday as saying rules imposed under President Barack Obama have resulted in many false accusations under the federal law known

Starling Marte , the best player on the presumably playoff-contending Pittsburgh Pirates, will miss the next 80 games (79 if you include Tuesday night' s loss to the Cardinals) after testing positive for a banned substance.

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte talks with David Freese during batting practice before a game against the Brewers Monday, July 17, 2017, at PNC Park. A couple of hours later, he began his news conference with an apology .

woman with cards
2 Credit Cards Charging 0% Interest Until 2019
See The Best 0% APR Cards
Sponsored by NextAdvisor

​And just like that, Starling Marte has completed his suspension and will be back on the field for the Pirates tomorrow.

The 28 year old was suspended in April until July 18th after failing a drug test, testing positive for an anabolic steroid called Nandrolone.

Marte took some time on Monday to apologize to the fans of Pittsburgh as well as his teammates.

Sounds good enough. But wait, there's more.

The outfielder is still saying that he did not intentionally take the steroid. Marte is apologizing for being careless, rather than apologizing for taking a banned substance, which in my opinion is far short of showing remorse.

Nandrolone is a steroid which is generally taken by injection.

Marte said on the topic of injecting, "I would never inject myself, I don't even know how to inject myself."

Marte disappointed a lot of MLB fans this season when the announcement came in that he was suspended for 80 games, and I've got to admit, I'm a bit disappointed by his apology.

Hopefully he returns swinging a red-hot bat and his play redeems his actions. Either way, Marte has a long way to ago to earn back his respect around the league.

Study shows Yankees are MLB's most polarizing team .
Generally speaking, people care about the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers have long been the MLB team that everyone either loves or hates. And according to a new study, that has not changed.A study from Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight showed that, despite a period of relative irrelevance (for their standards, anyway) since winning the World Series in 2009, more people identify as Yankees fans than any other team. Ten percent of the fans questioned identified themselves as fans of the Bronx Bombers, more than the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, who all checked in at eight percent.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!