Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Ratted Out Ryan Braun, Other Players in Doping Investigation
“60 Minutes” has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball.
The leak came just days after the weekly newspaper Miami New Times published documents in January detailing Rodriguez's pervasive use of performance enhancing drugs.
The handwritten documents of Anthony Bosch, the key witness in Major League Baseball's PED investigation, revealed comprehensive doping regimens that Bosch had engineered for a host of professional athletes. His cooperation with MLB has resulted in the suspension of Rodriguez and 13 other major league players.
Braun and Cervelli's names were redacted in the Miami New Times documents. Members of Rodriguez's camp at the time obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The unredacted documents also implicated Baltimore Oriole Danny Valencia, who MLB later investigated and cleared.
Rodriguez, who is currently appealing a historic 211-game ban, denied the accusations through his lawyer. And that means a lot because A-Rod has always been up front and honest in each and every circumstance.
This situation promises to only get funnier as guy takes the field for the next month next to disgruntled teammates and vengeful fans. It’s turning into an absolute train wreck of a soap opera – from which we surely can’t look away.
[H/T: CBS News]