MLB, Nationals issue statements following PED allegations against Ryan Zimmerman

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Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was one of a handful of athletes named in an Al Jazeera undercover report on performance enhancing drug use in sports. The report linked NFL quarterback Peyton Manning as well as Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Taylor Teagarden.

Zimmerman and Howard share an attorney, William Burck of Quinn Emanuel, who called the allegations “inexcusable and irresponsible” in a statement to MLB Trade Rumors.

Major League Baseball and the Nationals have also issued statements on the matter. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports had MLB’s comment on Twitter:

The Nationals tweeted their statement:

The Phillies have yet to release a statement about Howard.