The Alex Rodriguez saga never stops. Early Friday morning, 60 Minutes filed a report alleging that Rodriguez’s camp leaked documents and information about Ryan Braun and teammate Francisco Cervelli and their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
“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’s lawyers denied the claims in the 60 Minutes report, calling them “untrue.”
The New York Post and New York Daily News must be upset that CBS posted the report around 5 a.m. It likely didn’t give them enough time to run an “A-Rat” headline across the front and back pages.
As always with A-Rod, it never stops. The Yankees play the Red Sox in Boston tonight. Expect a warm reception for the slugger.
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