Alex Rodriguez Admitted PED Use To DEA
Alex Rodriguez confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to Drug Enforcement Agency officials and prosecutors back in January.
Alex Rodriguez Confesses
Two weeks after issuing a statement avowing his innocence, Rodriguez apparently copped to using steroids in a meeting with the DEA. Under oath, he went into great detail about how he procured the banned substances through the Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, owned by Anthony Bosch.
In exchange for his sworn statement, the DEA granted Rodriguez immunity. The agency planned on using Rodriguez’s statement and those of other Biogenesis customers in the case against Bosch. The DEA was also making a case against Rodriguez’s suppliers and middlemen, which included his cousin Yuri Sucart.
“Rodriguez said Bosch told him the HGH would help with sleep, weight, hair growth, eyesight and muscle recovery,” read the 15-page report, which was obtained by the Miami Herald. Through Bosch, who believed that Rodriguez’s testosterone levels were low for a man of his age, the MLB player got a hold of testosterone cream, lozenges laced with testosterone and human growth hormone injections.
In addition to providing Rodriguez with the PEDs, Bosch also offered the athlete advice on how to not get caught in MLB drug tests. “Bosch advised him to only use mid-stream urine for MLB drug testing,” according to the report. “Bosch told Rodriguez not to use the beginning or the end urine stream.”
Rodriguez’s confession also implicated his cousin Sucart, dubbing him the middle man and fingering him as the person who introduced him to Bosch in the first place. Per the arrangement, Sucart "discussed price, arranged pickups for PES [performance-enhancing substances] and delivered money to Bosch on Rodriguez’s behalf.”
Just two weeks before Rodriguez sat down with the DEA, he had issued a statement, which read, “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.”
Rodriguez's yearlong suspension from the MLB culminated last month. He is currenlty expected to join the Yankees at spring training next year.