• Report: A-Rod Threw Others Under The Biogenesis Bus

    Posted by on August 16th, 2013 · Comments (10)

    Via CBS -

    Members of Alex Rodriguez’s “inner circle” leaked documents implicating Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli and Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun in Major League Baseball’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal, according to CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

    Cervelli and Braun were linked on Feb. 5 to Biogenesis, the shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing PEDs. A bombshell report in the Miami New Times tied Rodriguez and other baseball players to the clinic in late January.

    Team A-Rod “obtained unredacted versions” of documents published in the New Times – the hand-written records of Biogenesis operator Anthony Bosch — “and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports,” “60 Minutes” reported.

    “The allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex — this time by driving a wedge between Alex and other players in the game,” A-Rod’s lawyer, David Cornwell, said in a statement to “60 Minutes.” “While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues.”

    Cervelli and 11 other players were suspended 50 games last week for their ties to Biogenesis. Braun, who denied using PEDs in the past, previously accepted a 65-game suspension.

    Danny Valencia of the Baltimore Orioles was also listed in the Yahoo! Sports report. He was later cleared in MLB’s investigation.

    Rodriguez is currently appealing his 211-game suspension.

    In an Aug. 5 statement, MLB said A-Rod’s ban was for “his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years.” The league also accused him of “attempting to cover-up his violations … by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner’s investigation.”

    You can be a lot of things in Gen Pop and get away with it.  But, if you’re going to be a snitch, then you can expect to get a shiv in the back when you least expect it. A-Rod should be very careful, if this report is true.

    Comments on Report: A-Rod Threw Others Under The Biogenesis Bus

    1. NC Yankee
      August 16th, 2013 | 8:42 am

      Sounds like MLB is doing everything they can to torpedo Alex. They need to let the appeals process work and stop trying to convict him in the court of public opinion.

    2. August 16th, 2013 | 10:08 am

      NC Yankee wrote:

      Sounds like MLB is doing everything they can to torpedo Alex.

      Or, more so, they seem the swell building that A-Rod is a “victim” and they’re trying to let the public know “Hey, this guy is more crooked than you can imagine…see.”

    3. MJ Recanati
      August 16th, 2013 | 10:18 am

      If MLB already knew about Braun and Cervelli then how did Rodriguez throw them under the bus? MLB learned of Biogenesis after one of Bosch’s associates shared the company’s information on all of its MLB (and NBA) clients with the press in Miami, not because Rodriguez shared information on two of his peers.

    4. redbug
      August 16th, 2013 | 11:09 am

      @ MJ Recanati:

      MJ, as I recall, you made light of the report coming from a weekly paper no ever heard of. The paper refused to give it’s sources to MLB and anyone else.

      According to CBS, Arod gave “unredacted versions” to Yahoo. Yahoo News is a reliable source.

    5. Evan3457
      August 16th, 2013 | 11:48 am

      It could be true, I guess.

      But isn’t MLB accusing A-Rod of trying to buy and destroy evidence to cover things up? Why leak things and try to cover up at the same time? Maybe he was trying the spread the guilt around, but all leaking those names seems to do is throw more logs on a fire he’s supposedly trying to extinguish.

      Doesn’t make sense to me; but then, I’m not a highly paid lawyer or crisis manager.

    6. MJ Recanati
      August 16th, 2013 | 1:04 pm

      redbug wrote:

      MJ, as I recall, you made light of the report coming from a weekly paper no ever heard of.

      At the time, I said it was premature to jump to conclusions about a report coming from a single news source that didn’t have the journalistic reputation of much larger news institutions.

      redbug wrote:

      According to CBS, Arod gave “unredacted versions” to Yahoo. Yahoo News is a reliable source.

      I’m not questioning the validity of Yahoo as a news source, nor am I questioning the validity of the entire Biogenesis case now that it’s been very clearly corroborated by multiple other sources over the past few months.

      My only question is the timing of A-Rod disclosure. He only threw people “under the bus” if his disclosure was before MLB knew about Biogenesis. If MLB already knew that Braun, Cervelli, and others were named in the Biogenesis papers then I don’t see how Rodriguez “snitched” something that was public information.

    7. MJ Recanati
      August 16th, 2013 | 2:20 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      My only question is the timing of A-Rod disclosure. He only threw people “under the bus” if his disclosure was before MLB knew about Biogenesis.

      So, having read more about this, it does appear that Rodriguez disclosed previously-unknown names.

      In light of that and, if true, it’s clear he betrayed confidences.

    8. redbug
      August 16th, 2013 | 3:21 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:

      Plus, MLB may have gleamed the names via the weekly paper, but not “unredacted versions”. That is, until Arod gave it out.

    9. redbug
      August 16th, 2013 | 5:30 pm

      Arod sounds like Anthony Weiner, “For the next 7 weeks it’s going to be a very, very bumpy road. Every day, expect a story like this, only bigger.”

    10. Goose
      August 16th, 2013 | 6:12 pm

      redbug wrote:

      Arod sounds like Anthony Weiner, “For the next 7 weeks it’s going to be a very, very bumpy road. Every day, expect a story like this, only bigger.”

      Or Brian Cashman in Feb., 2012.

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