April 30, 2009

Roberts accuses A-Rod of steroid use, again

Selena Roberts, the original SI writer who leaked that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, has a soon-to-be-released book that reveals that A-Rod used performance-enhancing drugs in high school and for the Yankees.

Roberts’ main source of evidence that A-Rod juiced in high school:

A high school teammate of A-Rod's told Roberts that the future No. 1 draft pick was on steroids as a prep player and his coach knew it -- an allegation the coach, Rich Hoffman, denied.

I am not sure what to believe in this case, but I think the evidence of him juicing as a Yankee is very important.

Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts, who broke the story that A-Rod flunked a steroid screening in 2003, reveals fellow bombers nicknamed the third basemen “B---h T—s” in 2005.

That was after he put on 15 pounds in the off-season and seemed to develop round pectorals, a condition called gymnecomastia that can be caused by anabloic steroids, she writes.

In addition, an unnamed major-leaguer is quoted as saying Rodriguez and steroid tainted pitcher Kevin Brown were seen together with human growth hormone – HGH – in 2004.

If this is true, then A-Rod has officially lied again.  When I jumped off the "defend A-Rod” bandwagon, it was because he admitted to taking steroids from 2001-2003.  I would like to take a moment to repeat what I said at the time:

I noticed when asked if "the time period was 2001,'02 and '03," A-Rod replied with, "that's pretty accurate, yes." ...What kind of an answer is that?! Are other reporters missing this? According to A-Rod, the time period for his steroid use (2001-2003) is pretty accurate. It's a yes or no question!

So maybe he isn’t a liar.  Obviously, when he said “pretty accurate” he was leaving out his use with the Yankees.

I am sure he will comment on this matter soon, but I will not be buying into what he says.


Anonymous said...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned about selena roberts is that she was the one who broke the duke lacrosse scandal. After that, I think she should lose all credibility.

Lenny Neslin said...

Interesting. She was wrong about the Duke scandal, but do you really think she's wrong about A-Rod this time?

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