Joe Tacopina, lawyer for disgraced Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, went on Colin Cowherd's radio show and had some pretty interesting things to say about PED use in Major League Baseball.
Specifically, he called out an unnamed (but rather obvious) Red Sox player for using PED use.
Joe Tacopina told @ESPN_Colin he did not want to name other players accused of PED use, "but some of them are God-like in Boston right now."— Neil Best (@sportswatch) January 14, 2014
It doesn't take a private detective to realize that they're talking about David Ortiz. According to a 2009 New York Times report, the Red Sox DH tested positive for a banned substance in 2003. The "God-like" comment only serves to confirm that Tacopina is referring to Ortiz, since he's absolutely the most revered player in Boston at the moment. He's just coming off an epic World Series performance in which he was nearly unstoppable, hitting .688 with a 1.948 OPS against the Cardinals.
I've been in A-Rod's corner for a long time, and I absolutely believe MLB has done him dirty with the way they conducted this witch hunt. However, this is the second time A-Rod and his people have tried to implicate another player in an attempt to deflect attention. The first time, it was Francisco Cervelli, his own teammate. Now, it's Ortiz, who has long been a friend of A-Rod and has never said anything negative about him in public.
A-Rod is increasingly becoming an embarrassment to himself and the sport. MLB absolutely went about it the wrong way when they tried to make an example of him in this PED witch hunt, but A-Rod certainly isn't doing anything to help himself at all.