Doping: Adidas abandons Fernando Tatis son
Fallen San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has lost one of the biggest sponsors as Adidas decided to cut the shortstop after he was suspended for violating policy doping in major league baseball.
• Read also: A Major League Baseball Tour of South Korea
• Read also: Paul Goldschmidt: next member of the “Triple Crown”?
The clothing company confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
“We believe sport should be fair. We have a clear policy regarding doping and we can confirm that our partnership with Fernando Tatis Jr. has come to an end,” reads a statement from an Adidas spokesperson.
The Dominican has also collaborated in the past with the major companies Gatorade, BMW, PlayStation and Dairy Queen, to name a few. It is not yet known if they intend to turn their backs on the 23-year-old player.
Recall that a screening test revealed the presence of Clostebol in the blood of Tatis, who was suspended 80 games by major league baseball last week.