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Chris Perez pleads no contest

Updated: September 3, 2013, 11:29 AM ET
Associated Press

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- Cleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog's name.

Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in Rocky River Municipal Court outside Cleveland and was found guilty and fined $250. He also was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to speak to youngsters about drugs.

"You're highly regarded; kids look up to you," Judge Brian Hagan ...

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