New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in baseball, who has insisted that he’s been clean since admitting steroid use from 2001-2003, has reportedly told agents and prosecutors who granted him immunity that “Yes, he bought performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis of America, paying roughly $12,000 a month to Anthony Bosch, the fake doctor who owned the clinic. Yes, Bosch gave him pre-filled syringes for hormone injections into the ballplayer’s stomach, and even drew blood from him in the men’s room of a South Beach nightclub. And yes, the ballplayer’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, was his steroid go-fer.”
The paper said Rodriguez made his confession in January and “When it was over, Rodriguez emerged from the Weston, Fla., conference room with his New York criminal defense lawyer, and has stood by his denials to this day. His attorney, Joseph Tacopina, could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning [Nov. 5, 2014].”
According to the paper, “Rodriguez gave a sworn statement to the DEA and prosecutors that, between late 2010 and October 2012, he did use substances prohibited by Major League Baseball. It was completely at odds with his public utterances.”
The story adds, “Last week, Rodriguez finished serving his 162-game suspension — reduced from the original 211 games — the longest meted out to any of the players caught in the steroid scandal (because he was considered a repeat offender). He is back as the Yankees’ third baseman, back in baseball’s good graces.”
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Here’s a video from YouTube of A-Rod being interviewed on radio station WFAN on Nov. 21, 2013, denying any steroid use: