Alex Rodriguez, suspended for the 2014 season but back on the New York Yankees roster for 2015, admitted last January that he had used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) between 2010 and 2012.
Rodriguez had asserted in 2009 that he had only used the drugs in the early 2000s with the Texas Rangers. The Miami Herald reports that the admission came during a meeting with the Drug Enforcement Administration in January. In Rodriguez’s statement, he said he paid Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch for testosterone cream, testosterone gummies, and HGH injections.
The DEA report stated that one incident occurred in the men’s room of a Miami nightclub: “Rodriguez injected the HGH into his stomach. Rodriguez said Bosch told him the HGH would help with sleep, weight, hair growth, eyesight and muscle recovery.”
The report added that Bosch trained Rodriguez in methods to avoid detection when he gave a urine sample: “Bosch advised him to only use mid-stream urine for MLB drug testing. Bosch told Rodriguez not to use the beginning or the end urine stream.”
Rodriguez has issued many statements protesting his innocence over the years. Only recently it was revealed that Rodriguez paid his cousin, Yuri Sucart, nearly $1 million in hush money so Sucart would not reveal Rodriguez’s illegal PEDs use.