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#1 MDI

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 08:48 AM

http://www.nydailyne...guez_teste.html

Star Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, sources report

Alex Rodriguez tested postive for steroids during Major League Baseball's 2003 survey testing season, according to a report released this morning by Sports Illustrated on its Web site.

According to the report, which cites four independent sources, Rodriguez, the American League Most Valuable Player that season with the Texas Rangers and the winner of the home-run title, tested positive for two anabolic steroids.

Rodriguez's name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in baseball's first season of testing, known as the "survey" season. Those test results, which were administered to determine if baseball needed to impose a drug program, were supposed to be kept confidential. They were seized, however, by government agents investigating the BALCO steroid scandal and have the subject of lengthy litigation in federal court after the Players Association filed a lawsuit contesting the legality of the search. The case is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California.

According to the report, when Rodriguez was approached by a reporter on Thursday at a gym in Miami, he declinded to answer questions about his 2003 test. "You have to talk to the union," Rodriguez said. "I'm not saying anything."

The union declined comment on the test.

Two sources familiar with the evidence that the government has gathered and two other sources with knowledge of the testing results told S.I. that Rodriguez tested positive for testosterone and the anabolic steroid Primobolan. Baseball did not impose penalties for testing positive for steroids in 2002, although the league's drug policy prohibited their use without a prescription. MLB banned the use of steroids after the 2003 season.

The case involving the seized tests, U.S. v. Conprehensive Drug Testing, is before an 11-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena. The agents who confiscated the tests had a search warrant only for the results for the 10 BALCO-linked players. Attorneys from the union argue that the government is entitled only to those results, not the entire list. If the court sides with the union, federal authorities may be barred from using the positive survey test results of non-BALCO players such as Rodriguez in their ongoing investigations.

A-Rod has long been the subject of speculation regarding steroids. In his books "Juiced," and "Vindicated, Jose Canseco linked Rodrguez to steroid use and said in "Vindicated" that he had introduced A-Rod to a steroid dealer. Canseco said after the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball was released that he though Rodriguez should be among the 80 players mentioned in the report as having used steroids.

"All I can say is the Mitchell Report is incomplete," Canseco said. "I could not believe that (Rodriguez's) name was not in the report."

In recent years, Rodriguez has repeatedly denied any use of performance-enhancing drugs.


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Posted February 07, 2009 - 08:51 AM

I got your message. <_<

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 08:53 AM

I got your message. <_<


I hope I didn't wake you up :lol:

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 08:58 AM

I hope I didn't wake you up :lol:

No.

Why was this just released now, if he tested positive in '03? And if it wasn't against any rules back then, why is it a big deal?

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 08:58 AM

I say legalize steroids.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 09:13 AM

No way. I woke up to see this on ESPN. One of my favorite players.

At least Derek Jeter has not been linked.

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 09:16 AM

I still want him to have the All-time HR record.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 09:54 AM

Oh noez I'm so surprised!!!

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:23 AM

disappointing just cuz everyone hoped he was the guy who did it right. at the same time, if the substances he tested positive for weren't banned, then blame baseball

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 12:13 PM

He just officially admitted it in an interview with ESPN's Peter Gammons ala somewhat breaking news.

Jose Canseco was right once again. All the critcisim he got and yet again, he gets the last laugh.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 12:18 PM

So steroids got him half a billion dollars worth of salary? Sign me up.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 01:37 PM

I respect him for coming clean though. Jason Giambi earned my respect by doing the same thing.

You have Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds going through court proceedings and facing severe punishment for not telling the truth.

Honestly, the whole steroid thing is getting old. Its just a typical thing now, its more of a surprise when a player doesn't take steroids. When I tried out for college baseball, all you would hear from other players is where they would inject themselves and what they use.


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Posted February 09, 2009 - 02:25 PM

Too many players have been doing it..if they caught everyone, there wouldn't be a league..america's sport, eh?

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 02:45 PM

Too many players have been doing it..if they caught everyone, there wouldn't be a league..america's sport, eh?


It is America's past time. Its one of the most challenging sports to play. But with this new generation and the steroid era, it really tarnishes the sport.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 04:05 PM

All records from a certain point in this era should get a *. I'd say from 94 to 2006.
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Posted February 18, 2009 - 07:39 AM

So he held a press conference yesterday or whatever explaining himself, but it's just odd how he read everything off a paper. coughscript?cough lol

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Posted February 23, 2009 - 05:27 PM

Definitley a blow to MLB, he was supposed to rescue the Home Run record back from Barry Bonds. Now I guess its up to Pujols.

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Posted February 27, 2009 - 01:31 PM

I respect him for coming clean though. Jason Giambi earned my respect by doing the same thing.


He wouldn't have come clean if he wasn't caught. When the Mitchell Report came out he would have come clean if he was really a good guy. The incident was 6 years ago since he stopped, if he was really honest why didn't he come out earlier. He lost ALL of my respect.




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