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Reliever: 'Just clear my name from that word'

Updated: July 15, 2005, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians reliever Rafael Betancourt said Friday that while he accepts punishment for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy he will continue his appeal to get the word "steroids" dropped from the official record.

The right-hander was suspended July 8 for 10 days after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

"I don't care about the suspension or the money they took," Betancourt said. "Just clear my name from that word."

Betancourt, ...

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