Pete Rose is qualified to give advice on a number of subjects -- hitting, hustle, over/under bets and so on -- but one thing he has more experience with than nearly anyone else is the consequences of getting banned from baseball. Rose weighed in on players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal with this piece of advice: come clean as soon as possible, lest they face more punishment than they've already received. Betting on baseball is a much different sin than taking performance-enhancing drugs -- at least with PED use the intent is to win more games -- but Rose may have a point. Had he come clean early on, he might be where his stats say he belongs: in the Hall of Fame.
Alex Rodriguez did not receive a lifetime ban for his PED use, unlike Rose's permanent ineligibility for gambling.
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