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Adidas lifts the hammer after PED scandal


San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr has already let down an entire fanbase and all of his teammates after being slapped with an 80-game PED suspension. Unfortunately, another domino fell in love with the young superstar.

By Alden GonzálezAdidas cut ties with Tatis Jr over his doping scandal.

“We believe that sport should be fair. We have a clear doping policy and can confirm that our partnership with Fernando Tatis Jr. will not continue.

Not exactly surprising. Tatis Jr was one of the company’s premier MLB athletes. But, that’s probably the least of his worries right now. The Padres just had a historic trade deadline, acquiring Juan Soto, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader. While the latter struggled, the idea was to give San Diego a star trio of Soto, Manny Machado and Tatis Jr. This would almost certainly make them competitive enough to be the team representing the National League in the World Series.

Then Tatis Jr made another crazy decision by taking a banned substance. Remember, he has already been injured all season so far due to a wrist injury that occurred while riding a motorbike. The Padres are extremely disappointed in his immaturity and you can’t blame them. He spoke to the media on Tuesday and apologized for his actions:

“I’m so sorry. I let so many people down,” Tatis said on Tuesday. “I lost so much love from people. I failed. I failed the front office, the San Diego Padres, [chairman] Peter Seidler, AJ Preller. I disappointed all the fans in town. I failed… my country.

Fernando Tatis Jr had his own training shoe with Adidas. All of its products have been removed from the site. Just another learning curve for the 23-year-old.