Police Bust Chicago Cubs Prospect With Lots Of Drugs
Chicago Cubs minor league player busted with lots of drugs.
For every superstar professional athlete like Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of prospects trying to make it to the Major Leagues.
For very few, it is an amazing journey. Most have to battle for years in the minors to finally get their shot. It is not an easy task. Putting in long hours for little or no money. The struggle is real but it can be worth it to live your dream.
I have a friend who played baseball at Illinois State University. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. He started out strong and the organization really liked him. Then a couple of years into playing for their minor affiliate, he hurt his arm. By the time he was done rehabbing the injury, the team moved on to another prospect, and just like that his career was over. It crushed him.
Many young players will go all-in for their chance at stardom. Financially, sometimes they need to pick up a side hustle during the offseason to get by. Usually, that means getting a job, playing winter ball, to working clinics for kids.
This is definitely a situation any future pro baseball players should avoid no matter what.
According to bleachernation.com,
"An awful story out of Colorado, where Cubs pitching prospect Jesus Camargo has been arrested on drug-related charges after he was found with 21 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of oxycodone in his Cubs equipment bag. "Per reports, Camargo told police “a friend who lives in the capital city of Sinaloa, Mexico, called him in Arizona on Tuesday and asked him to deliver a bag to Denver, where he would be paid $500 upon delivery. [Camargo] said that he thought the bag had contained shoes or clothing but had previously said he knew there were drugs in the bag, just not what kind, according to police.”
It such a sad story. He would have been starting his season in a couple of weeks. Now, this one bad decision could ruin his career and life.
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