Wiedmer: Youth users should be biggest concern about ugliness of PEDs

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A respected orthopedic surgeon by day, baseball coach to his 7-year-old son Nolan in his spare time, Dr. Matt Bernard is understandably concerned about the threat of performance-enhancing drugs.

“I hope they clean it up, completely get rid of it before Nolan might be tempted to make that choice,” Bernard said Tuesday evening, one day after 13 major leaguers — including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez — received significant suspensions due to PEDs.

“But I don’t think making an example of one player (A-Rod) will get steroids out of baseball. The only way to really get rid of PEDs is to test every player three or four times a year, and if you’re caught one time you don’t play anymore.”