Alex Rodriguez confessed to feds that he used steroids, reports say

Alex Rodriguez, shown in 2013, sat out the entire 2014 season after being linked to baseball's Biogenesis scandal.
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New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal agents and prosecutors back in January that he used banned substances, even though he has continued to publicly claim he has done nothing wrong (this time), according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

The Miami Herald first reported Rodriguez’s alleged confession after seeing a 15-page synopsis of the slugger’s meeting with federal agents and prosecutors in a Drug Enforcement Administration conference room early this year.

Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who also has access to DEA documents from that meeting, confirmed to the Associated Press that Rodriguez confessed. Quintero represents former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo in his defense of charges of conspiracy to distribute performance-enhancing drugs as part of the Biogenesis of America clinic scandal.


And just what did A-Rod confess to? “Everything,” according to the Herald.

More specifically, here are some of the admissions Rodriguez allegedly made in a sworn statement in exchange for immunity:

--Buying PEDs from Biogenesis, paying some $12,000 a month to owner Anthony Bosch;

--Injecting prefilled syringes into his abdomen;

--Using his cousin, Yuri Sucart, as his steroid middle man;

--Beating a drug test while using the substances by following Bosch’s advice to “only use midstream urine.”

Bosch pleaded guilty in August to criminal charges stemming from the case. Sucart, who is said to have introduced Rodriguez to Bosch, has pleaded not guilty and plans to go to trial in February. Prosecutors plan to use Rodriguez’s testimony against Sucart, the Herald says.

Rodriguez was suspended 162 games -- all of this past season -- for being linked to Biogenesis, although he has maintained throughout that he is a victim of a “witch hunt” by Major League Baseball and that he would fight to clear his name.

Ron Berkowitz, a spokesman for Rodriguez, didn’t immediately respond to an AP email seeking comment.

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