New York Yankees catcher Fransisco Cervelli is one of 13 Major League Baseball players to accept a 50-game suspension without appeal for for taking performance-enhancing drugs supplied from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic that has since been closed down in Miami run by Anthony Bosch.
Unlike Yankee teammate Alex Rodriguez, Cervelli says he never once considered appealing. In his first interview since the suspension, Cervelli told Newsday that going to the clinic in 2011 was his mistake and his mistake only.
“I talked to my agents my lawyers and that’s what I said. Let’s stand up and that’s it. I don’t want to keep this soap opera going.”