Back in January, Alex Rodriguez issued a statement to let the world know that he did not use steroids given to him by Biogenesis anti-aging clinic owner Anthony Bosch.
"I have been clear that I did not use performance-enhancing substances," he said at the time, "and in order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal court."
As it turns out, though, A-Rod told a much, much different story to the Drug Enforcement Agency less than three weeks later. After the DEA granted him immunity, A-Rod was reportedly very honest about the fact that he had used steroids given to him by Bosch and told the DEA everything. According to a 15-page synopsis of A-Rod's meeting with the DEA that was just obtained by the Miami Herald, he talked at length about his steroid use and his relationship with Bosch.
Here are some of the key details from the DEA report:
- A-Rod paid Bosch about $12,000 per month to provide him with steroids, treatments, and advice on health and nutrition.
- Bosch gave A-Rod pre-filled syringes that contained human growth hormone, which A-Rod injected into his own stomach.
- Bosch injected A-Rod with "vitamin cocktails" that contained red or white substances on more than five occasions. A-Rod worried that they were filled with testosterone.
- Bosch provided A-Rod with information on how to beat MLB's drug tests. Specifically, he told him to "only use mid-stream urine" during tests, and A-Rod told the DEA that he was able to pass at least one drug test while using PEDs because of Bosch's advice.
- A-Rod's cousin—a man named Sucart—was often used as the middleman between Bosch and Rodriguez.
To read some of the other details in the DEA's report, go here. A-Rod's one-year MLB suspension just ended last week. But the controversy surrounding him isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
[via Miami Herald]