A Missouri lawmaker says he wants the state's professional teams to automatically supend jucing athletes, or else face tax consequences. KWMU with the story:
State Representative Jeff Roorda (Dem, Barnhart) says his bill would bar franchises from receiving state tax credits if they don't suspend players caught using anabolic steroids for at least one year.
"This bill attempts to send a message to Major League Baseball and to all other professional sports leagues that if they want to continue to ignore the problem that they have with steroids, that we're not going to continue to underwrite their activities with tax dollars," Roorda said.
Roorda gave that comment to KWMU while leaving Busch Stadium, following what turned out to be the Cardinals' opening day rain-out.
Interesting. Perhaps Missouri should consider sports fraud laws.