MLB Clears Howard, Zimmerman of Drug Allegations

Major League Baseball officials on Friday cleared players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman of allegations they used human growth hormone in the past. Howard, a Philadelphia Phillies first-baseman, and Zimmerman, a third-baseman for the Washington Nationals, were accused by pharmacist Charlie Sly of having used HGH from an anti-aging clinic. But Sly later recanted his claims made in an Al-Jazeera America documentary. In a statement, the league said it “did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman,” effectively clearing their names.