Well... there you have it, folks! Nearly two years after the intial allegations, Alex Rodriguez has admitted to using PEDs recieved from Anthony Bosch.
According to the Miami Herald the confession came back in January in a DEA conference room in return for immunity. According to the statements ARod did in fact meet with Bosch through meetings arranged by his cousin, Yuri Sucart. Remember that while Bosch plead guilty to distribution of illegal human growth hormones to athletes, including high school students and MLB players, Sucart has plead not guilty and is awaiting trial.
The statements include admissions of being injected in his stomach, under the pretense that these injections would help with eye sight, hair growth, sleep, weight and muscle recovery. He also admitted to receiving testosterone cream and lozenges laced with testosterone, aka "gummies." ARod also said that Bosch gave him tips on how to beat MLB drug test.
Remember this case is now with the DEA. They are looking for the suppliers, not the users. Recently, it came to light that ARod may have paid his cousin to remain silent. This is also in the DEA statements. With this information being released, we can only guess that ARod will be testifying against his cousin, Sucart. If the DEA gave ARod immunity, then this information could be used against Sucart, and the other co-defendants in the Biogenesis trial. ARod is only one of the players granted immunity. The MLB handed down suspensions for 14 players, most of which were granted immunity, including Ryan Braun.
ARod has already served his suspension, and will not face any more punishment from the MLB. ARod sustained throughout the entire Arbitration hearings that the entire thing was a witch hunt. While he was in fact guilty, I have stated time and again that the punishment should fit the crime, and the amount of games he was suspended for did not reflect that. Remember, he is technically a first time offender. Still, his suspension has been served and no further punishment will be handed down. He has been reinstated, and will join the Yankees in the 2015 season.
This case is far from over. BYB will keep you up to date.
--Erica Morales BYB Senior Writer
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