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Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez Told DEA He Used Banned Performance Enhancing Drugs

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Just two weeks after New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez issued a statement in which he adamantly denied using performance enhancing drugs, the baseball player admitted to the DEA and prosecutors that he had in fact used the ban substances, the Washington Post reports.

“I have been clear that I did not use performance enhancing substances as alleged in the notice of discipline, or violate the Basic Agreement or the Joint Drug Agreement in any manner, and in order to prove it I will take this fight to federal court,” Rodriguez said in a statement in January.

But in a meeting with the DEA, Rodriguez said he obtained banned substances through Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Florida, the Post wrote.

In exchange for his sworn statement in the case against Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch and his suppliers, Rodriguez admitted he took the substances.

According to records of the meeting, Rodriguez took responsibility.

According to a written “report of investigation,” Rodriguez admitted paying Bosch for supplies of testosterone cream, lozenges laced with testosterone (aka “gummies”) and human growth hormone injections.

“Rodriguez injected the HGH into his stomach,” the DEA report stated. “Rodriguez said Bosch told him the HGH would help with sleep, weight, hair growth, eyesight and muscle recovery.”

Rodriguez also described how Bosch gave the ballplayer “tips on how to beat MLB’s drug testing,” according to the DEA report.

The secret? According to Rodriguez, “Bosch advised him to only use mid-stream urine for MLB drug testing. Bosch told Rodriguez not to use the beginning or the end urine stream.”

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MLB Wants Names of New Baseball Players Accused of Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Baseball fans, brace for another wave of disclosures about players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.

ESPN is reporting that Major League Baseball is urging the DEA to identify the players in an attempt to begin an investigation.

Now the feds are trying to determine how they are going to honor the request after discovering previously undisclosed players suspected of using the drugs by Biogenesis, a clinic accused of providing the concoctions to baseball players.

MLB wants the names to begin disciplining the accused players.

The DEA said it expects more arrests and accusations to surface.

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Founder of Company That Provided Performance-Enhancing Drugs to Baseball Players Is Arrested

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The founder of a company accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to more than a dozen professional baseball players is expected to be indicted soon by a Florida grand jury after he was arrested Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.

Tony Bosch, the founder of Biogenesis, surrendered to DEA agents at the bureau’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Bosch’s associate also were arrested on conspiracy charges.

The case has prompted speculation that more baseball players will be outed for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Feds said more players could be implicated.

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FBI Investigates Florida Physicians Over Probe of Performance-Enhancing Drugs to MLB Players

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A new string of positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs among professional baseball players has prompted the FBI to investigate a Florida supplier, the New York Daily News reports

Physician Anthony Bosch, who has worked closely with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, is the target of the probe, along with his father Pedro Bosch, according to the Daily News.

Major League Baseball reported the physicians, who are popular among Latin players in South Florida, to the FBI.

The names of players who suspected of using synthetic testosterone have not been released.

In 2012, three current major leaguers – rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal, outfielder Melky Cabrera and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

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