Alex Rodriguez has been the target of an insane amount of criticism ever since allegations of steroid use. I hope for his sake that he's ready for even more, because the latest tidbit involves something far more severe than steroids.
It's to the point that no one really cares that he did steroids anymore. It's much safer to just assume that everyone has taken them, since that seems to be the way it has been going lately.
However, A-Rod may have been involved in something much worse, if the reports in Selena Roberts' book are true.
Rodriguez expected players he helped would do the same for him when he was having an off night and needed to get his batting average up and it wouldn't affect the outcome of the game.
If this is true, there could actually be some very serious trouble for him and anyone else who might have been involved. Not only does this break every ethical code that ever existed between teammates, it also had the potential to change games, careers, contracts, etc.
If this is true, it wouldn't surprise me to see a rather large contingent of fans calling for him to be banned for life. Even if he claims that he only did it when it wouldn't affect the outcome of the game, it really doesn't matter. Cheating in a game is far worse, under any circumstances, than just taking a needle in the butt.
May God have mercy on your soul if this one is true, Alex.
Source: NY Daily News