Alex Rodriguez’s steroids usage led to a big scandal some years ago.
In a 2003 drug testing result of Rodriguez’s baseball team, over 5% of the players were positive.
This sample was supposed to have been destroyed. They were mandated and warned of another testing scheduled in 2004 in which time all positive results will cause penalization.
Of course, Rodriguez and the other players knew that they were given a second chance of obtaining a clean drug testing result.
They were promised anonymity and destruction of these dreadful test results.
And furthermore, they definitely didn’t think the results from the 2003 testing would have a chance of being exposed to the public.
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Having said that, a drug testing facility’s federal raid occurred in 2004 in Long Beach, California.
With this raid, the anonymity and destruction of the 2003 drug testing results were prohibited.
And thus, the BALCO investigation seized a coded master list containing 104 baseball players with positive test results.
This list was given to the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA).
Rodriguez stated at a press conference that he and a cousin did buy banned steroids over the counter. The street name of this drug was called bollee or boli.
He also stated that he took this drug twice a month for six months a year during 2001 to 2003. He further stated that he was naive, young, and dumb.
This drug is reported to be the same as Primobolan.
Also known as Metenolone Enanthate or Methenolone, Primobolan isn’t an approved prescription by the FDA.
Primobolan is very popular among bodybuilders during contest preparation, and it’s closely compared to Masteron.
And as previously stated, it’s basically the same as Methenolone, but it’s attached to short or small Acetate ester with the oral version.
First released by Squibb in 1962, Methenolone was both administered orally and through injections. The oral form of this hormone is an Acetate, and the injectable form is the Enanthate.
These compounds were very short lived, and thus, have not been manufactured within the US since Squibb have other versions.
In February 2009, some Sports Illustrated’s staff reported that Rodriguez tested positive for Primobolan and testosterone, which are two anabolic steroids.
He was reported to have tested positive of these drugs in his 2003 playing season while with the Texas Rangers.
This is the same season in which he obtained outstanding stats of breaking 300 career home runs, and hitting 47 home runs in 2003.
Upon the expose of the positive drug testing, adverse reactions, of course, resulted. The positively tested players were suspended.
A-Rod was the only one appealing the suspension, which allowed him to play while undergoing the appeal process only to still get a year long suspension.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig did consider briefly of holding Rodriguez legally responsible. However, there were no punishments given at the time of testing for this situation.
And furthermore, Rodriguez stated that he will be the spokesperson for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which informs the youth concerning the dangers of steroid usage.
Anthony Bosch, the founder of Biogenesis of America, was reported to have given HGH. This organization is the anti-aging clinic located in Coral Gables, Florida.
HGH stands for human growth hormone. Its purpose is to help people to look and feel youthful.
The confirmation of this involvement with Biogenesis came at the last minute on August 3, 2013 when the MLB offered to negotiate with the players’ union.
At this meeting, Rodriguez had until the afternoon of August the 4th for an agreement regarding a bigger punishment. Bosch was held legally responsible.
Anthony Bosch endured harsher penalties than A-Rod. He had a four-year prison sentence.
The judge stated that Bosch was the mastermind, was involved for monetary gain, and even administered steroids to high school students.
Jose Canseco, a former steroid user and outfielder, stated in July 2007 that he was planning on publishing a biography about major league baseball.
Already having published a bestseller in 2005, Canseco stated how Rodriguez is a hypocrite, and his book will cover whether or not Alex Rodriguez used steroids or not.
A-Rod blatantly lied about his usage of steroids in a 2007 interview with Katie Couric.
The scandal of Alex Rodriguez steroids, aka A-Roid, led to grave results for him. Not only did he receive public humility, he also received a year-long suspension regardless of his appealing efforts.
Other grim results included him not being his teams’ third baseman anymore, the limited possibility of him being accepted in the hall of fame, and a lawsuit for unpaid legal fees.