Suspended Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine releases statement on Twitter


Griffin Conine (9). (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine released a statement on Twitter Monday, after being suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.

Conine, Toronto’s second-round pick in 2018, expressed remorse and says he will not challenge the ruling.

“I will not let this mistake define who I am,” reads the end of his statement. “I will become a better person and player because of this.”

The 21-year-old is the son of former major-league outfielder Jeff Conine.

The banned substance for which Conine tested positive, ritalinic acid, is a stimulant commonly used in treated attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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