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Ronald Belisario tested positive for cocaine, said he used it only once

Ronald Belisario

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ronald Belisario wipes his face in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Cincinnati. Belisario was charged with a blown save after giving up two runs in the seventh inning. Cincinnati won the game 8-5. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)


Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario already faces a drug suspension at the beginning of the year, but it appears that his drug problems extend beyond whatever it was that sent him to rehab last year: he told reporters this morning that he tested positive for cocaine.

It’s unclear when he tested positive, but Belisario says that wasn’t the drug that led to his suspension. He also used the Ron Washington defense and said that he used cocaine only once. Which led to this G-chat conversation between Gleeman and me a few minutes ago:

Aaron: I’ll leave the Belisario coke post to you.

Aaron: Amazing how many guys get caught on their one and only lifetime usage! Such bad luck!

me: I was just thinking that! Damn the luck!

Aaron: Especially when that one usage comes at like age 30 or age 60.

Me: Prime ages for experimentation, don’t you know.

Aaron: It’s so weird. What could drive an adult non-user to use that once!

We then moved on to talk about how Aaron’s mom bought a new car last night and paid for it in cash. I asked Aaron if his mom was a drug dealer. He said, yes, she’s Ronald Belisario’s drug dealer. Which presents the possibility that Belisario is telling the truth, that he used only once, but that he bought $20K worth of blow from Aaron’s mom.

I suppose we could try to report on this a bit more to get the real facts, but I don’t think we’ll find a better explanation than the Aaron’s-mom-sold-cocaine-to-Ronald-Belisario explanation. It just fits.