Alex Rodriguez camp leaks documents
Alex Rodriguez can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He has been suspended for 211 games through the 2014 season for being the most prominent player in the Biogenesis scandal, although he is appealing. It could have just gotten worse for Rodriguez as members of his inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs. The CBS show 60 Minutes first reported the news.
60 Minutes said that the leak happened in February after the Miami New Times published documents implicating Rodriguez in the Biogenesis investigation. In the Miami New Times documents Braun and Rodriguez’s teammate Francisco Cervelli were redacted. Members of Rodriguez’s camp obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo Sports, 60 Minutes reports, according to the Associated Press.
Rodriguez’s lawyer, David Cornwell has denied the allegations made by 60 Minutes.
“The allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex – this time by driving a wedge between Alex and other players in the game,” he said in a statement to the show. “While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues,” Cornwell said, notes the AP.
Major League Baseball has evidence that Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs throughout the 2010-2012 seasons, and purchased documents to thwart MLB’s Biogenesis investigation, according to USA Today Sports. Providing documents listing players name would be a violation of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement.
Braun received a 65 game suspension, while Cervelli received a 50 game suspension. A decision for Rodriguez’s appeal isn’t expected until November. If the 60 Minutes allegations are true, then Rodriguez could face more penalties.