Evidence against Alex Rodriguez is "far beyond" evidence against Ryan Braun

Evidence against A-Rod "far beyond" evidence against Braun

7/23/13 in MLB   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Evidence against Alex Rodriguez is "far beyond" evidence against Ryan BraunMilwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was the first player to feel the MLB's wrath stemming from an investigation based on information received from Tony Bosch and his Biogenesis clinic. While Braun was the first to feel the wrath, he may not feel in quite as much as New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Braun accepted a suspension for the remainder of the 2012 season, which will end up being a 65-game ban. Rodriguez, however, could be in for a harsher punishment. According to ESPN's T.J. Quinn, the MLB has significantly more evidence against Rodriguez than they had against Braun. Quinn said via Twitter on Monday that a source says that "evidence provided about A-Rod is 'far beyond' what Bosch gave them [regarding] Braun."

In addition, Rodriguez will likely be charged with two counts of violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The first violation was taking the drugs, and the second was interfering with the league's investigation. Rodriguez "declined to answer the questions of MLB investigators when they interviewed him" regarding the Biogenesis clinic, and the league considers that to have been interference.

Rodriguez could very well be facing a 100-game ban as a result of his two alleged violations, though if he does get that lengthy of a suspension, there is a strong chance that he'll appeal it.

Yankee fans aren't overly concerned with the possible absence of their overpaid slugger, as he has not played in a single game all season and recently delayed his return date due to a quad injury he picked up while playing in the minors. The hope in New York is that the recent developments could allow the Yankees to terminate A-Rod's massive contract that will keep paying him through the 2017 season, though that would likely be very difficult.

Rodriguez has not suited up for the Yankees since October 18, and it may be a very long time before we see him in pinstripes again.
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7/23/13   |   knpaulson1   |   22 respect

     Baseball players are finally getting caught!  Ryan Braun, A-Rod, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire...many more!  Dirty little secrets.  Makes me wonder why "really" Green Bay got rid of Brett Favre?  Yes, I will name more names...Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Troy Aikman, Walter Payton, Reggie White, Randy Moss  We already know about Lance Armstrong and Marian Jones, but look at the size of them NHL Stars!  Not many WWE stars or TNA stars are off my list.  I now scratch my head looking at Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Shaq, Kobe Bryant, and now RG III.
     I have my own personal experience with steroids.  After I tore my achilles tendon and ruptured my calf muscle I was given a steroid injection.  Three days later I was up on ladders, scraping and painting the house I lived in.  A nine month injury made me feel better in a matter of days. This was in 2010.  I recall being on the sidelines in 1979 watching football players coming out onto the field!  The "hype" was unbelievable!!  I looked at my friends and concluded these players must be on drugs!  I am convinced the "dirty little secret" has been around for years.
     Many of us sport fans have used NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WWE Stars as "role models."  The ripple effect is huge.  Has anyone ever thought of the 2011 Arizona Diamondback team?  The Milwaukee Brewers defeated them with Ryan Braun batting over .500.  How bout them Cowboys?  Remember?  They won three Super Bowls in the 90's...Emmit Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin.  Why did Mike Holmgren leave Green Bay?  PED is a terrible word.  I question why all them players jumped on Green Bay's bandwagon...Reggie White, Santana Dotson, Andre Rison, Eugene Robinson, Desmond Howard...its huge sport fans!