A-Rod denies new PED accusations

Alex Rodriguez has released a statement denying reports from today’s Miami New Times that he used banned substances as recently as 2012. From Joel Sherman’s Twitter feed, here’s the statement:

“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. The purported documents referenced in the story — at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez — are not legitimate.”

With the language here, Alex is actually denying not only that he used illegal drugs, but the other stories that he was even connected to Bosch. Meanwhile, the paper has published every mention of A-Rod from the files they reviewed.

Something tells me A-Rod is going to regret this statement.

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

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Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

16 thoughts on “A-Rod denies new PED accusations

  1. It is tragic that ARod is so dumb, because he is actually a nice guy. He just doesn't know when to stop doing dumb things and when to stop talking.

  2. Unfortunately, A-Rod's credibility on this issue is suspect, because he's lied about using PED's before. I hope, for his sake, he's not involved in this, because if he is this might be the final nail in his coffin careerwise. Given the rumors floated recently concerning how bad the Yankees want out of his deal, I can see them using this as a golden opportunity to dump him, if it turns out to be true.

  3. " I did NOT have sex with that woman."

    or – if you prefer,

    "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is."

    Of course, Alex doesn't know him, has never met him, hasn't even been in Florida.

  4. Where in this statement does he say that he did not use illegal drugs? All he seems to be saying is that he wasn't (directly?) treated by Bosch and was not one of Bosch's patients. Of course, Bosch could have given PEDs to Cousin Yuri and Yuri could have supplied them to A-Rod, and that would not be inconsistent with Alex's statement.

  5. I've always tried to support A-Rod and gave him a pass on the PED issue in 2009. Everyone makes mistakes and he was under tremendous pressure. But if this one pans out and he is guilty of using HGH, etc. then I am done defending the guy.

  6. Apologies for being slow and off my game today – but really – is anyone SURPRISED that Alex has denied any and all allegations? Any one of us could have put out a news release to that effect – and other than the exact wording, we would not have been making a false posting. Just an early one.

    Oh well. Wish this had broken earlier – its been a slow off-season. Otoh, this should tide us over until pitchers and catchers report in two weeks.