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article imageAlex Rodriguez tells Feds he used steroids, avoids prosecution

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 6, 2014 in Sports
For 21 months, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has insisted he didn't use steroids bought from a Coral Gables, Florida anti-aging clinic, or from anywhere. He still maintains that innocence publicly but has told a different story privately.
That is what the Miami Herald said in a Wednesday story, citing a 15-page "synopsis" of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report the newspaper said it reviewed. The synopsis is of a report detailing a January 29 interview between Rodriguez, federal prosecutors and DEA agents' in Broward County in Miami, in which he admitted to using steroids from the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America, for two years.
In exchange for his testimony, Rodriguez avoids prosecution.
The report, in essence, is a confession by the 39-year-old. According to the Herald, the Yankee slugger, suspended for all of last season but eligible to play next season, told the DEA agents he spent $12,000 monthly from 2010 to 2012. In return he got syringes already filled with performance-enhancing drugs to be injected into his stomach.
He would sometimes get an injection from Anthony Bosch of Biogenesis, a man who called himself a doctor but who is not. Bosch, according to the Herald, even "drew blood" from Rodriquez in a nightclub in South Beach. He was also told how to avoid getting caught when having to present a urine sample. The secret, Bosch told Rodriguez, was to only use urine from mid-stream, not from the beginning or end of the urine stream.
Rodriguez has vehemently denied using PEDs, and last November stormed out of an arbitrator's hearing because baseball commissioner Bud Selig did not testify there. He said he should not have to serve "one-inning" because he never did steroids or any kind of performance enhancing drug.
“I’ve been taking it one day at a time and respecting the process and today I lost my mind,” Rodriguez told WFAN radio in New York that day. “I banged the table and kicked a briefcase and slammed out of the room.
"But what we saw today, it was disgusting and the face that the man from Milwaukee put the suspension on me without one bit of evidence, something I didn’t do. And he doesn’t have the courage to come look me in the eye and tell me this is why I get 211?”
At that time, Rodriguez had been given a 211 game suspension, it was later reduced to 162. There is no word on whether the admission to prosecutors and the DEA that he did do steroids will see MLB react and attempt to suspend him further. Rodriguez' lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said he could not comment on the report due to Grand Jury privacy issues.
One report said that Rodriguez is now "working out like a fiend" in Miami, determined to make an impact in the 2015 baseball season.
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