Alex Rodriguez Admits to Using PEDs in Meeting with DEA
Popular New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez, is once again making headlines; this time for his alleged admission of using performance enhancing drugs (PED). Last year, Rodriguez was accused of purchasing PEDs from Biogenesis of America, an accusation he vehemently denied in public, but was suspended for. This week, however, the Miami Herald reportedly uncovered a 15-page report from a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) meeting in Miami with Rodriguez that took place in January. During that meeting, Rodriguez admitted under oath that he purchased PEDs for roughly two years at the price of $12,000 per month. In exchange for his testimony, Rodriguez received immunity from prosecution.
How did he pass drug tests issued by Major League Baseball (MLB) during those years? Rodriguez followed the advice of Anthony Bosch, the fake doctor whom sold the PEDs to him. According to the report, he told Rodriguez, “to only use mid-stream urine for MLB drug testing. Bosch told Rodriguez not to use the beginning or the end urine stream.”
One thing is for sure; this story is far from over. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, including how the immunity agreement holds up.
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MiamiHerald.com, “Alex Rodriguez’s DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor,” Jay Weaver, 05 November 2014.