The Slatest

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Admits (Again) to PED Use He’d Denied Many Times


Rodriguez in December.

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In 2009, after a long period of aggressively denying that he had done so, Alex Rodriguez admitted ruefully that he had used performance-enhancing drugs and was sorry about it.

“Back then, [baseball] was a different culture,” Rodriguez said. “It was very loose. I was young. I was stupid. I was naive. And I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time.

“I did take a banned substance. And for that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful.”

Last year, Rodriguez, through a representative, aggressively denied new allegations that he had been a recent client of Miami PED dealer Tony Bosch.

“The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch’s patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him.”

Major League Baseball nonetheless suspended him for a season. Rodriguez responded by suing MLB and aggressively denying the accusations against him.

Were you guilty of any of these charges?


Did you do anything wrong?


Did you do any PEDs?


(The interlocutor quoted is New York sports radio host Mike Francesa.)

Today, the Miami Herald reported that Rodriguez admitted earlier this year in a sworn statement that he used PEDs supplied to him by Tony Bosch.

…in a Drug Enforcement Administration conference room back in January, facing federal agents and prosecutors who granted him immunity, baseball’s highest-paid player admitted everything:

Yes, he bought performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis of America, paying roughly $12,000 a month to Anthony Bosch, the fake doctor who owned the clinic. Yes, 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.

Alex Rodriguez is not a trustworthy person.