Over a year of blanket denial of steroid use have gone down the drain for A-Rod as reports surfaced today that he confessed under oath to the DEA that he bought steroids.
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NAIL IN THE COFFIN:
Any semblance of belief that suspended Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was telling the truth about his steroid use have all but evaporated with the report that he confessed to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that he knew all along what was happening.
The Miami Herald reported that they reviewed a 15-page synopsis of Rodriguez’s meeting with the DEA, which took place on January 29, 2014. Among the multitude of confessions in the report, A-Rod reportedly admitted to paying approximately $12,000 per month for drugs from fake-doctor Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis of America clinic. The Herald also reported that 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.”
On January 11, 2014, an arbiter in A-Rod’s suspension case reduced the imposed MLB suspension on him from 211 games to 162 games. Following the ruling, the former MLB MVP told the media, ““I have been clear that I did not use performance-enhancing substances… and in order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal court.”
However, less than three weeks later, A-Rod was spilling his guts to the DEA and prosecutors, swearing under oath that he use the banned substances from 2010 to 2012.