A-ROD CAMP LEAKED NAMES
August 16, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
According to the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," people associated with Alex Rodriguez leaked the names of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to Yahoo! Sports after the Biogenesis scandal broke.
"60 Minutes" said it learned that Rodriguez's camp obtained the copies, featuring the names of Braun and Cervelli, and gave them to Yahoo! Sports.
Braun and Cervelli had initially acknowledged a relationship with Bosch and his clinic, but denied using PEDs. Both were suspended this summer as part of Major League Baseball's investigation of Biogenesis. Braun was suspended 65 games on July 22 and Cervelli was among the 12 players receiving a 50-game penalty on Aug. 5.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, is playing for the Yankees after appealing his 211-game suspension.
"60 Minutes" also received a statement from Rodriguez's lawyer, denying the latest allegations.
"The allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex -- this time by driving a wedge between Alex and other players in the game," said David Cornwell. "While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues."