1) First time suspension upped from 50 to 80 games.
2) 2nd from 100 to 162.
3) ALso if you get suspended, you can't play in the playoffs that year.
In our mind, those pentalties aren't big enough. It should be at least 1 year for 1st time. Life second.
The bigger thing in our mind is they've also upped the testing. More than doubled it and anyone who cheated before gets tested all the time:
In-season random urine tests will increase from 1,400 to 3,200 overall in addition to the minimum two for each player, and offseason tests will rise from 250 to 350.
There will be 400 random blood collections used to detect human growth hormone in addition to the mandatory one for each player during spring training.
Players with PED violations, other than those who penalties are reduced for mitigation, will receive six additional random urine tests and three more blood tests annually for the rest of their careers.