Alex Rodriguez Admits to Using PEDs in Meeting with DEA

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“Alex Rodriguez” by Keith Allison from Baltimore, USA – Alex Rodriguez. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

If you believe that you have been wrongly accused of using or distributing PEDs or other illegal substances, The Spatz Law Firm may be able to help. With over 35 years of trial experience, Russell Spatz is a successful criminal defense lawyer who also served as an assistant State Attorney. There are a multitude of factors that into illegal drug cases and a defense attorney can help you understand the charges as well as your rights.

Source:, “Alex Rodriguez’s DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor,” Jay Weaver, 05 November 2014.






About The Spatz Law Firm Blog

Russell A. Spatz, Esq. has been practicing as a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami Dade County for over 35 years. Having served as an Assistant State Attorney and Division Chief to two State Attorneys, Richard E. Gerstein, (1975) and Janet Reno, (1978), Russell A. Spatz, understands the complexities that are involved in defending a criminal case, and how to put his knowledge and experience to work for his clients as their criminal defense lawyer in Miami. Connect with Russell on Google.

Posted on November 7, 2014, in Criminal Law and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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