Not surprisingly, it did not take long for the mainstream media to identify and locate the mysterious cousin who Alex Rodriguez said assisted him in obtaining steroids from the Dominican Republic during his Tuesday performance press conference.
On Tuesday, when Rodriguez said in a nationally televised news conference from New York Yankees spring training in Tampa, Fla., that it was his cousin who provided and injected him with performance enhancing drugs, it was [Yuri] Sucart to whom Rodriguez was referring, Sucart’s wife, Carmen, confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday night.
And from an anonymous source:
“Yuri was a mule, not a guy who would initiate anything,” a friend once close to Rodriguez said Wednesday. “He did what Alex told him to. He was only looking out for Alex. He is not a guy who would take the initiative to go out and buy drugs. Alex said during the press conference that his cousin just did what was asked — that is perfect for Yuri’s MO. He is a person who would be with him forever, a loyal guy without a bad bone in his body.”
“He was very, very careful,” a source close to the cousins said. “He would not incriminate Alex. If they got into a fight, he’d say Alex was an [expletive] but would never say what the argument was about.”
What makes everyone think this Yuri character would be willing to give up any information regarding his involvement with A-Rod’s steroid scandal? There is zero chance the authorities attempt to pursue any charges against Sucart or Rodriguez.