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Alex Rodriguez exposed as a drug cheat

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New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez tested positive to steroids in 2003, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

Rodriguez, perhaps the most successful player in the history of baseball, holding a range of records including most home runs, refused to answer questions about the allegation.

SI claims that Rodriguez is on a list of positive results obtained in 2003 under an agreement that no results or player names would be released as part of an assessment into how widespread steroids were in the sport.

If at least 5% of the tests were positive, however, baseball would institute random testing, with players testing positive publicly identified and suspended. Of 1,198 players tested, 104 came back positive.

The list of names is subject to a court battle, after the US government seized the test results as part of the BALCO investigation.

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4 Responses to “Alex Rodriguez exposed as a drug cheat”

  1. jmwilliams

    “Rodriguez, perhaps the most successful player in the history of baseball, holding a range of records including most home runs, refused to answer questions about the allegation.”

    You don't watch much baseball do you? He doesn't hold the home run record unless you want to edit that to be “by a shortstop” or “by a new york born player”

  2. Gene Grabowski

    In the wake of the Rodriguez steroids scandal, it’s time for baseball to confront the A-Rod steroids scandal and accept the new Era of Accountability. I spoke with Bloomberg about Rodriguez’s legacy and reputation this weekend and expanded on my points in a newt post on BulletProof. I hope you will read my post and share your thoughts in our comment thread:
    http://www.bulletproofblog.com/2009/02/09/baseb