7 Things We Know About The A-Rod PED Case…
[three_fourth_last]The Mitchell Report, investigated by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, is released in December, 2007. It names 89 players both former and present who have allegedly used steroids or other performing enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez’s name does appear on that list. [/three_fourth_last]
[three_fourth_last]Alex Rodriguez did a “60 Minutes” interview with Katie Couric in 2007 where he completely denied ever using performance enhancing drugs. [/three_fourth_last]
In 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that A-Rod had tested positive for steroid use after an anonymous MLB survey about PEDs was made public.
[three_fourth_last]Alex Rodriguez admitted to using banned substances during his years with the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003. He said he used “Boli” that his cousin, Yuri Sucart, got in the Dominican Republic. “Boli” is a street name for the steroid, Primobolan. There were no penalties for banned substance use during that time. Penalties began in 2004. [/three_fourth_last]
[three_fourth_last]The New York Times reported that Alex Rodriguez was treated by Dr. Anthony Galea who was being investigated in Canada and the U.S. for transporting human growth hormones into the states that are illegal here and distributing them to athletes. Dr. Galea admitted he did treat A-Rod, but only with anti-inflammatories. Galea received no jail time after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.[/three_fourth_last]
[three_fourth_last]A report in the Miami New Times on the wellness clinic called Biogenesis and run by Anthony Bosch, connected Rodriguez with PED use. The clinic reports that appeared in the expose listed A-Rod’s name 16 times. One mention included a $3500 payment for HGH and Testosterone. Others showed payments for Sub-Q, another banned substance. Some of the payments were made in Yuri Sucart’s (Rodriguez’s cousin) name.[/three_fourth_last]
A former Biogenesis employee said that he and his co-workers never saw Rodriguez or any other athlete named in the Miami New Times report at the clinic.
….And 3 Things We Don’t
The effect this will have on A-Rod’s baseball legacy, whether Major League Baseball finds him guilty or not.
How this distraction will effect the New York Yankees as they try to rally to make it to the post-season.
If suspected PED users, even when it’s never been proven, can make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.