St. Louis Fined, Suspended
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Published: August 24, 2009 11:54 am ET
Last Comment: August 31, 2009 10:49 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments
Marc St. Louis Jr. has been fined $5,000 and suspended for more than one year following actions that undermine public confidence in the integrity of racing.
According to rulings posted by the United States Trotting Association, St. Louis made false and misleading statements regarding the death of Alex E Mel. The ruling states that St. Louis "did admit to the death, burning and burial of the horse and in doing so he did attempt to conceal, tamper and destroy evidence in the case by improperly burning and burying the horse in violation of state law."
The Michigan Office of the Racing Commissioner suspended St. Louis one year and fined him $3,500 for his actions.
St. Louis received a subsequent $1,500 fine for possession of hypodermic needles, syringes and/or injectable and/or other drugs. St Louis was "observed by MORC personnel using a hypodermic syringe to inject a drug or foreign substance into the horse Rising Artist which was entered to race."
In addition, St. Louis was also issued a 30-day suspension for being in the grandstand of a racetrack while under suspension.
YOU TELL ME JACK, PRIVATELY IF YOU LIKE...HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH THIS AND GET BACK INTO RACING???