Alex Rodriguez is once again in the news for all the reasons besides his play on the field. According to the New York Times, A-Rod bought incriminating evidence of from a former employer of the Biogenesis of America clinic of him buying performance enhancing drugs. After buying the documents for an undisclosed amount, the Times reported A-Rod destroyed them, which is a brilliant move on his part.
If Major League Baseball investigators can’t find the evidence, they can’t really say that Rodriguez is guilty. This is not good for the Yankees who are looking for any way possible to void the remaining 5-years and $114 million left on his contract.
Naturally, Rodriguez completely denies this ever happening. His history of denial goes back to 2007 during a 60 Minutes interview with Katie Couric where he claimed he “Never” used steroids. We all know how that turned out.
A-Rod’s reputations was already bad, and it’s unclear how much worse this story makes him look. Hitting on women in the front row of a Yankees playoff game last season certainly didn’t help either. Hopefully, sometime soon, the Yankees will finally have grounds to void Rodriguez’s ridiculous contract and use that money to improve the team.
To be continued….