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Son of Yankees vice president linked to steroids: report

In another shock steroid distraction for an already-reeling New York Yankees Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism.  squad, the son of team vice president Felipe Lopez Jnr was arrested in 2002 for having steroids, the New York Post The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily.[3] Since 1976, it has been owned by Australian-born billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and is one of the 10  reported Saturday.

The news comes four days after Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball "MLB" and "Major Leagues" redirect here. For other uses, see MLB (disambiguation) and Major Leagues (disambiguation).
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, opened the team's pre-season training camp by answering questions about his doping from 2001 through 2003.

On top of that comes the report that Felipe Lopez III served 19 months of probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges in 2003 following his arrest for trafficking in a banned date-rape drug used by athletes for muscle recovery and for possession of anabolic steroids.

Lopez Jnr is the son-in-law of Yankees principle owner George Steinbrenner.

Lopez III, 30, had worked out at the Yankees' training facilities in Tampa, Florida, but was asked to stay away after the Post revealed the drug links to team officials.

Lopez III was arrested at his Tampa home in 2002 as part of a US Drug Enforcement Administration The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established in 1973 by President richard m. nixon as part of the Justice Department, thus uniting a number of federal drug agencies that had often worked at cross-purposes.  operation for trafficking in GBL - a chemical related to the date rape drug date rape drug Public health A popular name for Rohypnol, which is 10-fold more potent than Valium as a sedative hypnotic; its notoriety derives from its alleged ability to ↓ inhibitions and defenses in ♀, helping the female's partner make unwanted sexual advances  GHB GHB

GHB 1 Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, γ-hydroxy-butyrate See GABA 2 Glycosylated hemoglobin, see there
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, the Post reported.

Also in that raid, police found vials of anabolic steroids, a shotgun and papers referring to chemicals used to make the drug Ecstasy, according to the newspaper.

Lopez III also was arrested in 2005 on a battery charge for allegedly punching his former girlfriend, a case that was later dropped, the Post reported.

The Post had earlier reported that Lopez III was hired as a strength trainer for the Yankees' training facility in Tampa that is overseen by his father, but Lopez III, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and a Steinbrenner spokesman denied Lopez III was ever going to be hired by the club.
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Date:Feb 21, 2009
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