According to 60 Minutes, members of Alex Rodriguez's inner mafia circle apparently obtained and then leaked important documents that implicated Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, his own teammate Francisco Cervelli, former teammate current Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, and minor league pitcher Cesar Carrillo. The leak occurred soon after the New Miami Times first dropped the story all the way back in February.
The newspaper obtained documents with redacted names, but A-Rod's camp obtained documents with unredacted names and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports. Those documents were the handwritten notes of Anthony Bosch that listed names, money, and doping regimens.
Original Biogenesis whistleblower Porter Fischer claims that several important documents were stolen from his car and there is now evidence that A-Rod did obtain evidence. If that is true then it opens up an opportunity for MLB to argue that he was trying to prevent investigators from finding them. There is also evidence claiming that A-Rod tried to interfere with a witness of the case.
A-Rod's lawyer David Cornwell issued a statement:
These allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex, this time by driving a wedge between him and other players in the league," Cornwell said. "While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues. These improper and viciously false leaks will not alter the fact that MLB exceeded its authority under the JDA (Joint Drug Agreement) and the 211 game (suspension) will not stand.
This all sounds like a stretch to me because this leak is what got MLB on the scent in the first place, but I've been very wrong about all of this stuff already. A-Rod's intention could have been to try and deflect attention off himself after the initial article was written, but coming to MLB and making a plea agreement might have been the better course of action. Of course, when has Alex Rodriguez done something that makes sense?
If this is true, how does Rodriguez ever show his face in a clubhouse again?
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