Posted April 12, 2013

MLB investigators believe Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records from anti-aging clinic

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MLB investigators say they have uncovered evidence that a representative of Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records from an anti-aging clinic in South Florida, with the intention of destroying the documents. It seems that Rodriguez tried to purchase his records from the now-closed clinic, called Biogenesis of America, before the MLB could find and see the documents.

The New York Times reported online on Thursday that the MLB had purchased documents from a former South Florida clinic employee, in an effort to find evidence linking the clinic to performance-enhancing drugs. Thursday’s report also indicated that one major league player had also purchased medical documents from the clinic. Today, it was revealed that the player in question is Yankee’s third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Back in January, the Miami New Times reported that it had obtained medical records from the clinic that linked Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and several others to the use of banned substances, including human growth hormone.

A spokesman for Rodriguez denied Friday’s allegations.


8 comments
homerwilson1970
homerwilson1970

Okay we all know Alex is a slime ball cheater with no honor and is a lab created ball player. screw Alex.

AZ
AZ

Apparently HIPPA laws mean nothing. I can see that A-rod buying his OWN medical records, but MLB paying an employee for the medical records...oh boy, some lawyers are gonna make some money suing if that is true.

 

One thing I dislike about pro sports is that privacy of medical records/information is virtually non-existent.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

It is a little difficult to find ANY integrity in A-Rod at all. At every turn he degrades himself and baseball a little bit more. He cannot possibly be considered for the Hall Of Fame.

6marK6
6marK6

I am shocked that Nike is not beating down A-Rod's door to get him signed to an endorsement contract. He seems like their kind of guy.

ChaseWalsh3
ChaseWalsh3

just when you thought his purse slapping in the ALCS was bad enough.

eddie577
eddie577

He's an embarrassment to MLB and the human race. 

brighat
brighat

Just when you though A-Roid couldn't stoop any lower...

 

He wasn't hiding anything anybody didn't know already about him; that he's a drug cheat and a fraud.

AquariaTX
AquariaTX

@AZ It's illegal to buy and destroy one's own records. A record can be destroyed ONLY by order of a physician. No one else. Medical records are supposed to be kept for a period that varies by federal and state law. Rodriguez undoubtedly fell within the time period where they are supposed to be retained.