A Brief Description of Alex Rodriguez

692 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 3 Pages
All these things can be used to describe Alex Rodriguez but now you can add cheater, liar, and drug abuser. Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, has been involved in an investigation going on for over a year about his use of performance-enhancing steroids. Starting on January 29th, 2013 Alex Rodriguez’s name was included in an article by the Miami New Times that link him to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic that had been discovered to be supplying MLB players with performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez, along with star right fielder Ryan Braun and 17 others, became part of the longest doping suspension in history. All of the other players accepted the 50-60 game suspensions, but Rodriguez would receive an unprecedented 211 game suspension. This caused Rodriguez to appeal.
The MLB released the following statement explaining the extended suspension of Rodriguez. “For use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing drugs substances, including Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years. For attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioners suspension.” Rodriguez announced that he would continue his appeal. When the hearing for Rodriguez’s case began on September 30th 2013, the MLB stated their case first. A few…
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