MLB: An anti-alcohol policy?


AP Friday, May 6, 2011 3:01 p.m.

NEW YORK, USA - The MLB and the players' association are considering adopting a formal policy governing alcohol-related incidents, which will be incorporated in the next collective agreement.

Two sources familiar with the case confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that discussions were ongoing.

Six active players have been accused of driving while impaired, this season.

The current collective agreement, which will expire on 11 December, has clauses governing drugs such as cocaine and marijuana, but does nothing with regard to alcohol.

Players arrested for driving while intoxicated or other alcohol-related incidents are being offered usually follow a psychologist or a detox program, but each case is treated individually. Both parties want more formal procedures are established.