Saturday, February 7, 2009


Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid baseball player in MLB and its most controversial superstar, tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated.

Rodriguez’s name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball’s ’03 survey testing, SI’s sources say. As part of a joint agreement with the MLB Players Association, the testing was conducted to determine if it was necessary to impose mandatory random drug testing across the major leagues in 2004.

When approached by an SI reporter on Thursday at a gym in Miami, Rodriguez declined to discuss his 2003 test results. “You’ll have to talk to the union,” said Rodriguez, the Yankees’ third baseman since his trade to New York in February 2004. When asked if there was an explanation for his positive test, he said, “I’m not saying anything.”

The drug in question is Primobolan, which is also known by the chemical name methenolone, is an injected or orally administered drug that is more expensive than most steroids. (A 12-week cycle can cost $500.) It improves strength and maintains lean muscle with minimal bulk development, according to steroid experts, and has relatively few side effects.

Rodriguez, who has 553 career home runs, was signed by the New York Yankees on February 15, 2004, to a 10-year, incentive-laden deal that could be worth as much as $305 million.

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16 Responses to A-FRAUD

  1. Maithri says:

    I always wonder how many guys get away with it for every one thats caught,

    Peace bro, M

  2. Conejo1982 says:

    If you look at pictures of A-Rod from his days in Seattle to now, he’s a different man. The entire body has morphed into someone else.

    So he’s one of 104 MLB players on the list who used ‘the Clear?’ Why is only Roger Clemons being fingered?

  3. R.J. says:

    A-Fraud’s body went through the same changes that Juan Gonzales’s went through. Juan Gone was far less than 244 pounds when he first played for the Tigers, and he kept getting all sorts of injuries that made me suspect his muscles were “too big” for his frame.

    I’m sure there’s more out there.

  4. Joe in Colorado says:

    I always thought A-Rod juiced. So many ball players did and back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, there weren’t rules against the practice in the MLB so they weren’t worried about getting caught. Look at Barry Bonds. He was as little and scrawny as JJ on the Jeffersons when he started out but he became the Michelan man within a few years.

  5. Rachel says:

    So, with a hundred names on this list, how records will now be suspect and even invalidated? If they got there with dope, they’re fakes and don’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

  6. libhomo says:

    A-Rod looks pretty hot in that pic.

  7. MacDaddy says:

    In the quest for SI to increase its readership for profit, in the quest for 24/7 sports news programs to keep us watching, gone is the process by which Alex Rodriguez’s named was revealed. The player’s union made a big mistake in giving an okay for the owners to do this so-called private survey testing of athletes. It should have known that someone would snitch and reveal these names. Remember: At the time, baseball had no rules in place about steroids. The player’s union should have used that idea to say no to the owners and let’s just test from now on.

    I’m all for the testing now. But if you make an agreement with the players union and go against it, it gives the union and the players reason to say we will never make such an agreement with you again.

    And by allowing the owners to go back this far with testing for steroids, the players union is participating in the loss of respect for a great game.

  8. Fran says:

    They need to create a Hall of Shame.

  9. Jim says:

    Can someone PLEASE get me a job with MLB or the Congress so I can be guaranteed a fabulous income no matter how much I fuck up?

  10. DB says:

    This is sad. These selfish players are going to kill baseball. What is it worth if everyone is going to have an asterisk next to their name?

  11. TOM339 says:

    These players already are blessed with talent and skills.

    It’s not as if they are coming from behind, trying to play catch-up. All of the roid players, from Conseco to McGuire to Palmiera Clemons to Rodriquez, they never needed the dope to be great.

    They didn’t trust their God given abilities.

  12. Joe says:

    In defense of Alex, he tested positive when it wasn’t a banned substance. And as Reggie Jackson pointed out, there were “104 on that list. How come A-rod’s the only one who was named?”.

  13. Joe says:

    … okay, so I’m wrong about the “banned” thing, but he tested positive during a random testing, when 103 others were tested positive as well…

  14. the Post headline was A-Hole (which is kind in my opinion)
    no friggin ball player is worth $300 million

    and he told Katie Couric he never used steroids

    a hole and a liar

    but the public yawns

  15. libhomo says:

    I think Americans take spectator sports too seriously. If you like baseball, go out and play baseball.

  16. DB says:

    How else are we to get through our mundane lives without worshipping our athletes??? 😉

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