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Orioles could void remainder of Ponson's contract

Updated: August 26, 2005, 9:09 PM ET
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BALTIMORE -- When Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro returned from a suspension for steroid use earlier this month, Sidney Ponson wrapped his arm around his pensive teammate and offered his support.

Palmeiro returned the favor Friday -- in a figurative sense.

One day after Ponson was arrested for drunken driving -- his second such charge this year -- Palmeiro said, "I'm not going to sit here and crucify him. The one thing I'm going to do is stand by him. He supported ...

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