Last week, The Daily News posted an article about Alex Rodriguez, and his possible post suspension troubles. Basically they were bringing attention to the DEA case against Anthony Bosch, Yuri Sucart, and others in connection with Biogenesis. Back in August, a number of people were arrested for distribution of performance enhancing drugs to athletes, including a number of high school students. Including Bosch, and Sucart, there have been seven indictments in this case, with the possibility that more are to come.
They theorize that if Sucart were to blow the whistle on his cousin, ARod may face the same fate as him and Bosch. Sucart pleaded not guilty to the allegations, while Bosch pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. IF Sucart were to turn ARod in, then the Yankees would be able to get out of his contract. However, the DEA is looking for the suppliers, targeting those responsible for the distribution of PED's. "Whether or not Rodriguez will be charged in the federal Biogenesis case remains unclear. Prosecutors in the case have so far targeted suppliers and distributors, not users," said the daily news. According to Sucart's lawyer, Edward O'Donnell, ARod is not being targeted by the government. Which makes sense. This is a DEA case. They want to shut down the suppliers. Like I said in "BIOGENESIS: ONE YEAR LATER & STILL NO END."
Back in August, when Bosch was first arrested, I wrote, "The DEA probably doesn't care as much about the user as they do the supplier. It's like a Hydra. You can't just cut off the heads, because new ones will grow in it's place. You must burn the source of the regrowth. In other words, why go after Jesse, when you can take down Heisenberg?"
Of course there is some fear that other MLB players will be named. Remember, there is this mysterious list of names. But what exactly would outing the users do for a government case? I said it then, and I'll say it again, outing these athletes does nothing to further the investigation in favor of the DEA. They couldn't possibly careless how many games ARod was suspended for. At the end of the day, he's not even Jesse Pinkman. He's Badger. He's just one small step up from the bottom of the totem pole.
All of my "Breaking Bad" references aside, BYB has been covering this story for over a year now. We've been good about providing you the information when it comes out, in a way that is informative, and non-bias.
I won't discredit another writer or publication, but we've known this for a while. Yes, it is possible for ARod to face further legal troubles, but it is very unlikely, and so is the idea that the Yankees will get out of paying him what is left on the contract. Considering the fact that everyone from Hal Steinbrenner to Joe Girardi have said several times that he is expected back, the very idea that they want to get out of the contract seems highly unlikely.
We'll continue to keep you up-to-date with this Biogenesis ordeal.
--Erica Morales BYB Senior Writer
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