It’s a joke to us but it’s leading to very serious and potentially career altering consequences for as many as 20 Major League Baseball players. According to a report in the New York Daily News, a New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez refused to pay Biogenesis’ Tony Bosch what he owed him and the founder has now flipped on not only A-Rod but is reportedly ready to squeal on as many as 20 ballplayers this Friday.
Per the report from Daily News reporters Teri Thompson, Bill Madden, Christian Red and Michael O’Keeffe:
The owner of the South Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball’s latest doping scandal asked embattled Yankee star Alex Rodriguez for financial help after Major League Baseball filed a lawsuit that alleged he had sold performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players. When Rodriguez rebuffed Anthony Bosch’s request for money, believed to be in the hundreds of thousands, the self-styled “biochemist” turned to a strange bedfellow — MLB.
The scandal is yet another in a seemingly endless line of steroid scandals in baseball today. First the Jose Canseco book dropped and brought the forth the era of ‘roiding that we’re in today and that was followed by The Mitchell Report and numerous other books and articles that named names and brought to light the cheaters living amongst us.
Outside The Lines reporters T.J. Quinn, Mike Fish and Pedro Gomez all listed some potential names that could end up being suspended when Bosch rolls over on the record, but we won’t know for who is guilty until Friday.
If Bosch’s testimony holds water, OTL reports that 100-game suspensions are in order for a lot of players, and this whole ordeal may just be getting started.
As if A-Rod didn’t already have enough reasons for people to hate him, it seems he’s single handedly motivated the biggest scandal in recent memory when it comes to professional sports.
And it’s all on the Yankees dime.