A-Rod tested positive for steroids in 2003 / All A-Rod Discussion

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 9 years ago '06        #1
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A-Rod tested positive for steroids in 2003 / All A-Rod Discussion
 

 
Arod tested positive for steriods in 2003

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it just came across espn

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 9 years ago '06        #2
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be back with a link as soon as they put it on the web
 9 years ago '05        #3
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ahahahahaaaa where's that bi*ch that argued with me that arod was a saint? i knew it
 9 years ago '06        #4
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Sources tell SI Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003 Story Highlights
Rodriguez tested positive for Primobolan and testosterone while with the Rangers
Under the 2003 survey testing, there were no penalties for a positive test
Rodriguez was one of 104 players who tested positive that year

By Selena Roberts and David Epstein



Alex Rodriguez won his third consecutive AL home run title and his first MVP award in '03.
Darren Carroll/SI



In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated.

Rodriguez's name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball's '03 survey testing, SI's sources say. As part of a joint agreement with the MLB Players a.ssociation, the testing was conducted to determine if it was necessary to impose mandatory random drug testing across the major leagues in 2004.

When approached by an SI reporter on Thursday at a gym in Miami, Rodriguez declined to discuss his 2003 test results. "You'll have to talk to the union," said Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman since his trade to New York in February 2004. When asked if there was an explanation for his positive test, he said, "I'm not saying anything."

Phone messages left by SI for players' union executive director Donald Fehr were not returned.

Though MLB's drug policy has expressly prohibited the use of steroids without a valid prescription since 1991, there were no penalties for a positive test in 2003. The results of that year's survey testing of 1,198 players were meant to be anonymous under the agreement between the commissioner's office and the players a.ssociation. Rodriguez's testing information was found, however, after federal agents, armed with search warrants, seized the '03 test results from Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif., one of two labs used by MLB in connection with that year's survey testing. The seizure took place in April 2004 as part of the government's investigation into 10 major league players linked to the BALCO scandal -- though Rodriguez himself has never been connected to BALCO.

The list of the 104 players whose urine samples tested positive is under seal in California. However, two sources familiar with the evidence that the government has gathered in its investigation of steroid use in baseball and two other sources with knowledge of the testing results have told Sports Illustrated that Rodriguez is one of the 104 players identified as having tested positive, in his case for testosterone and an anabolic steroid known by the brand name Primobolan. All four sources spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the evidence.

Primobolan, which is also known by the chemical name methenolone, is an injected or orally administered drug that is more expensive than most steroids. (A 12-week cycle can cost $500.) It improves strength and maintains lean muscle with minimal bulk development, according to steroid experts, and has relatively few side effects. Kirk Radomski, the former New York Mets clubhouse employee who in 2007 pleaded guilty to illegal distribution of steroids to numerous major league players, described in his recent book, Bases Loaded: The Inside Story of the Steroid Era in Baseball by the Central Figure in the Mitchell Report, how players increasingly turned to drugs such as Primobolan in 2003, in part to avoid detection in testing. Primobolan is detectable for a shorter period of time than the steroid previously favored by players, Deca-Durabolin. According to a search of FDA records, Primobolan is not an approved prescription drug in the United States, nor was it in 2003. (Testosterone can be taken legally with an appropriate medical prescription.)

Rodriguez finished the 2003 season by winning his third straight league home run title (with 47) and the first of his three MVP awards.

Because more than 5% of big leaguers had tested positive in 2003, baseball instituted a mandatory random-testing program, with penalties, in '04. According to the 2007 Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball, in September 2004, Gene Orza, the chief operating officer of the players' union, violated an agreement with MLB by tipping off a player (not named in the report) about an upcoming, supposedly unannounced drug test. Three major league players who spoke to SI said that Rodriguez was also tipped by Orza in early September 2004 that he would be tested later that month. Rodriguez declined to respond on Thursday when asked about the warning Orza provided him.

When Orza was asked on Friday in the union's New York City office about the tipping allegations, he told a reporter, "I'm not interested in discussing this information with you."

Anticipating that the 33-year-old Rodriguez, who has 553 career home runs, could become the game's alltime home run king, the Yankees signed him in November 2007 to a 10-year, incentive-laden deal that could be worth as much as $305 million. Rodriguez is reportedly guaranteed $275 million and could receive a $6 million bonus each time he ties one of the four players at the top of the list: Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762), and an additional $6 million for passing Bonds. In order to receive the incentive money, the contract reportedly requires Rodriguez to make extra promotional appearances and sign memorabilia for the Yankees as part of a marketing plan surrounding his pursuit of Bonds's record. Two sources familiar with Rodriguez's contract told SI that there is no language about steroids in the contract that would put Rodriguez at risk of losing money.

Arguments before an 11-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena are ongoing between government prosecutors and the players' a.ssociation over the government's seizure of the test results from the Long Beach lab. The agents who collected the material 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 the results for those players, 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.



 9 years ago '08        #5
EMER1TUS 11 heat pts11
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Soooooooo Joe Torre was correct in calling him A Fraud in his book.
 9 years ago '04        #6
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as long as griffey is clean then fu*k it.
 9 years ago '06        #7
BlackandGifted 17 heat pts17 OP
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My problem with the ppl who take shots at the last 20 years of baseball act like ppl weren't juicing back in the day, its bogus, if we could go back in time and test Ruth Maris Williams Im sure theyd have some dirt too. Not necessarily roids but dirt

:( anyways Im sad now
 02-07-2009, 09:52 AM         #8
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man when will ppl learn that every single player in this era used perfomance enhancers in one way or another......


the question becomes if everyones on it, is it still cheating?
 02-07-2009, 09:53 AM         #9
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 BlackandGifted said:
My problem with the ppl who take shots at the last 20 years of baseball act like ppl weren't juicing back in the day, its bogus, if we could go back in time and test Ruth Maris Williams Im sure theyd have some dirt too. Not necessarily roids but dirt

:( anyways Im sad now
idk about ruths era but greenies have been around since at least the 50s maybe before so ya u got a point
 9 years ago '08        #10
PEK 16 heat pts16
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I knew he was using. You can tell by how his body has changed.
 9 years ago '04        #11
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I didn't read the article, but I just heard about the SI report on sports radio. I'm a Yankees fan, and was an A-Rod fan before he became a Yankee. Needless to say, this is very disappointing. A-Rod could've been an all-time great, but his legacy will apparently be tarnished forever.

What makes is worse is that he never just came clean about it.

And his comments about "talking to the union" seem pathetic, on the surface. This whole steroids era is bullsh*t. I'm still a fan, and still will watch games... it seems that you cannot put any of these players in a historical context because it's impossible to know who is tainted.

This leaves Albert Pujols and Manny Ramirez as the top hitters of this generation that have not been tainted, IMO...
 9 years ago '07        #12
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As a kid growing up, I was a huge baseball fan. But as an adult, I really don't like baseball because it seems like all my favorite players took roids (except KGJR) but there is this thought in the back of my head that thinks almost everybody has taken some type of performance drug. This is just sad and baseball is slowly becoming one of the most fraudulent sports EVER!
 9 years ago '07        #13
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Wow damn, ny tabloids gonna make this dude wanna k!ll himself now....

Damn A-rod, u do look like a damn monster, but lets pray it was on some over the counter sh*t like jc romero...I don't think alex would just use that stuff or maybe he would.......yankees golden season is already taking hits...
 9 years ago '06        #14
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lol duhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 9 years ago '06        #15
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 Mefthod said:
idk about ruths era but greenies have been around since at least the 50s maybe before so ya u got a point
Yea back then it would be hard pressed to get some roids but Im sure there were some other performance enhacers
 9 years ago '04        #16
CentsCuZ 19 heat pts19
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Jose Canseco vindicated, yet again.
 9 years ago '04        #17
tommymm96 2 heat pts
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none of these steroid accusations surprise me anymore
 9 years ago '06        #18
BlackandGifted 17 heat pts17 OP
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Baseball has more big name users than WWE :disdain2:

this sh*t is sickening
 9 years ago '06        #19
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im not that big of a baseball fan but i thought this dude would at least be clean

but to me its like watever he jus getss more strength faster

it still takes an eye to hit a ball footwork etc...
 9 years ago '07        #20
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 CentsCuZ said:
Jose Canseco vindicated, yet again.
Props because me and most of the world swore Jose was a lying a$$ snake but almost everybody he named in that book, has tested positive. I still don't approve of snitching though
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