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Another Knucklehead: University of Miami Baseball Player Arrested

Published by on September 10, 2010

Frank Ratcliff, a 19-year-old middle infielder who had a fine freshman season at college baseball power Miami, recently got busted for selling 21 grams of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $220.

Acting on a tip, the undercover officer made the buy, and a warrant search of Ratcliff’s residence later found 101 grams of pot and 19 vials of synthetic human growth hormone.

Because the sale and arrest were made on school property, Ratcliff faces a minimum three-year prison sentence. He was officially charged with various felonies yesterday and has already been suspended from Miami’s baseball team.

While I personally believe marijuana should be legalized, or at least decriminalized, and a minimum three-year sentence for selling less than an ounce of pot is outrageous, I still find myself profoundly irritated whenever I read a story about a young and apparently talented ballplayer who has done something this stupid and essentially thrown his career away.

In the 2010 season, Ratcliff hit .276 with an .846 OPS. His OPS is pretty terrific for a freshman middle...

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