Just when you thought the Nationals had been caught up in every possible manner of bad news, now comes this bizarre story:
A husband and wife were arrested last night in Lakeland, Fla., for possession of $200,000 worth of anabolic steroids, and he claims to have sold some of the illegal drugs to the Nationals and Capitals.
Richard and Sandra Thomas were arrested Tuesday after a tip from the Philadelphia office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff Grady Judd, Richard Thomas said multiple times he sold steroids to both the Nationals and Capitals, though he never specified who he sold them to, how many he sold them to or when he sold it to them.
We’re working on getting some responses from all the local parties who are now wrapped up in this. Tim Lemke has a full story up on our website now, if you want to read that.
More later once we have it.
UPDATE AT 11:25 A.M.: Nationals president Stan Kasten said he doesn’t know anything more about this situation than what was reported out of Florida last night. Neither does Major League Baseball. Kasten said he’s using “all our resources to find out more” and won’t comment until he has more information about the matter.