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Yankees star Alex Rodriguez reportedly admits to doping

Yankees star Alex Rodriguez reportedly admits to doping

Posted by Liliana Castaño on November 05, 2014

 New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with federal agents investigating a Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball's doping scandal, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday.

The admission, if true, represents an about-turn for Rodriguez who has repeatedly denied the use of banned substances from the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, even as he concluded last week a one-year suspension by Major League Baseball for violating the league's doping program.

But speaking to federal authorities in January, Rodriguez, known in the baseball world as A-Rod, admitted to buying and using hormone-filled syringes and creams from the clinic, the Herald reported, citing a 15-page summary of the meeting.

His New York-based attorney, Joseph Tacopina, would not comment on the report, saying, "Grand jury secrecy law, which appears to have been violated, prevents me from answering one way or the other."

Rodriguez, 39, was recently reinstated by the Yankees and is expected to move from third base to first base in the coming season.

The Herald gained access to the documents as prosecutors pursue criminal charges against the clinic's owner and six others tied to one of sport's biggest doping scandals, including Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart.

 

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