Report: Melky Cabrera could face longer suspension over fake website

Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera's suspension could be lengthened for his alleged deception. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images Sport)

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who allegedly created a fake website for a fake product to try to make a failed drug test look like an accident, could face a longer suspension for his attempted deception, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Cabrera tested positive for testosterone and, in an attempt to avoid a 50-game ban, argued that the positive came from a substance he had taken. But the substance doesn't exist, and its website was fake -- and allegedly created by Cabrera and "at least one associate," the New York Daily News reported Sunday. Now, Cabrera could face a harsher penalty for his dishonesty, which Major League Baseball reportedly discovered quickly. "All options are in play with this situation,'' a source told Heyman.

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