Marlon Byrd cheated. He sort of admitted it in a recent statement, and the internet knows he did it. They were not happy. Most unhappy of all appears to be Justin Verlander, who has come out in the past advocating for harsher punishments for PED users. He was far from the only interesting reaction, however.
Justin Verlander is NOT pleased
June 1, 2016
Weirdly enough, there was actually a bird flying around the Indians press box prior to the announcement
I tried, but couldn't get a comment. pic.twitter.com/0OIocW2JiL— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 1, 2016
There are a lot of quotes being thrown back in Marlon's Face
Check out this excerpt from a Marlon Byrd feature I wrote early this season. #Indians https://t.co/9eqBInoL8R pic.twitter.com/tO26JLOxYg— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) June 1, 2016
Back when I covered the Mets in 2013, Marlon Byrd said this... https://t.co/KZR96wpMKk— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) June 1, 2016
Where do I sign the petition to make this happen?
This just means that now more than ever, they need to pull Perez off the DL and give him a Luke Skywalker robot hand. We need offense.— Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) June 1, 2016
He even caught the attention of bots once his name started trending
What's the deal with Marlon Byrd? I mean if it's Brando, why do you want a stadium? Who ARE these people?— Seinfeld Bot (@TheSeinfeldBot) June 1, 2016
Just once, you guys
CAN YOU GUYS IN THE OUTFIELD JUST BE COOL FOR LIKE THIRTY SECONDS JESUS FUCKING CHRIST— sportsyelling. (@sportsyelling) June 1, 2016
Brantley out and Almonte, Now Byrd suspended. #Indians pic.twitter.com/hsNq49EIFm— Indians SPORTalk (@SPORTalkIndians) June 1, 2016
He was right on the cusp, too
Welp there goes Marlon Byrd’s HOF candidacy.— Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) June 1, 2016
About that whole "taking it by mistake" thing...
Ipamorelin is not a drug someone is likely to stumble into by accident. This is what a knowledgable user would use.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) June 1, 2016
Probably shouldn't have taken banned substances, then
Marlin Byrd certainly didn't want to go out this way but says he thoroughly enjoyed every second of career as it ends with 162-G suspension— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 1, 2016