MIAMI -- For months, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez staunchly and repeatedly denied using performance enhancing drugs from Biogenesis of America, telling the public he was innocent and he would do whatever it took to clear his name.
But according to a new report from the Miami Herald, Rodriguez admitted to DEA agents in a private meeting he did buy performance-enhancing drugs, contradicting months of testimony and cries of foul play.
From the Miami Herald's report on Rodriguez, released today:
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.
In the report, Rodriguez allegedly told the DEA he learned from Bosch how to beat MLB's drug testing multiple ways, such as only giving a urine sample "mid-stream."
The DEA interviewed Rodriguez as part of building a case against Bosch. According to the Miami Herald, prosecutors have no plans to file charges against Biogenesis customers.
Last week, Rodriguez's MLB suspension was lifted, and he is back as the Yankees' third baseman. Rodriguez is 39 years old.
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