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Ian Kahaloa, a prospect in the Cincinnati Reds farm system, was suspended Tuesday for 50 games after a second positive drug test, and about a month after a video surfaced that the Reds believe shows him doing drugs.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the suspension.

The videos in question seem to be captured by a third party from Kahaloa’s SnapChat account, and the videos were then posted on Twitter, The first shows what appears to be a line of cocaine …

… and the second contains what looks like a bong,

Kahaloa’s agent,  Dave Matranga of PSI Sports, told the Enquirer he couldn’t confirm whether the person in the video was in fact his client, but he did say Kahaloa is in a drug-treatment program. Jeff Graupe, the Reds player development director, said. ““To the best of our understanding, yes,” that’s Kahaloa in the video.

Kahaloa, a 19-year-old pitcher from Hawaii, has played three seasons in rookie ball.

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