Everybody seems to be up in arms that Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera released a statement on Friday morning about his positive drug test while adding that he’ll say nothing further.

I’ll tell you what. I’m glad he isn’t saying anything else. Yes, MLB is still investigating the case. But the way I see it, Cabrera’s story is basically the same as every other drug cheat’s. He took drugs to get an edge hoping not to get caught, but he got caught, and now he’s hiding behind official statements and rehearsed acts of contrition.

The only thing these guys are sorry about is getting caught. I don’t see anything particularly intriguing about Cabrera’s PED story. A drug cheat is a drug cheat.

I believe PED’s are still widespread in professional sport in the North America and part of the reason for that are the ridiculous holes in the various testing protocols and the fact that PEDs work.

Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle accepts the fact that there is a pit bull ban in Ontario and is prepared to live away from his wife, kids and dogs this season. But you have to wonder if being away from his family for possibly months at a time will eventually build up resentment to the point where it might affect his performance.

Naveed Shahnawaz, the 19-year-old Brampton man who died on Friday after being shot near a nightclub at the CNE, was a rising amateur fighter at the Bramalea Boxing Club.

“It’s like a bad dream,” said Shahnawaz’s coach Mike Di Florio. “He touched my heart. He was a real warm kid and everybody at the club loved and respected him.”

Di Florio described Shahnawaz as a hard-hitting boxer who recently returned to the sport after a 2-3 year absence, putting together a 7-2 record. Shahnawaz fought earlier this month at the Brampton Cup.