Alex Rodriguez had maintained that he had never used steroids in his life . Then,it was revealed that he had tested positive for the drug back in 2003. At first,he kept mum.Now, A-Rod admits to having once been an “A-Roid“! Even though he blatantly lied to Katie Couric, Alex Rodriguez said that he was in denial himself. His life is already in a tailspin with his performance not being quite up to par on the baseball field. Will his fans forgive him for this giant fib? That’s one question that most folks think will be answered if he starts playing more like his old self. Another question that people are pondering is who leaked the positive test results to Sports Illustrated in the first place. More on that from the NY Daily News:
There were 104 names on the supersecret list of major league baseball players who tested positive for steroids in 2003, but only one in the bombshell report that outed A-Rod.
So, who’s the snitch – or snitches?
That question hovered over baseball Sunday after Sports Illustrated revealed that Alex Rodriguez allegedly juiced.
Four independent sources told SI that Rodriguez tested positive for two kinds of steroids, raising questions not only about A-Rod’s place in baseball history but about who had knowledge of a confidential test under seal in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case.
The roster of candidates who knew that the game’s biggest superstar was on the list and were willing to violate a gag order imposed by the court is short: a scorned player or teammate, a rogue union official or someone in MLB, a vengeful prosecutor or federal agent or even somebody close to the player himself. The A-Rod ‘roid story could only have come from a handful of organizations and people who had knowledge of the 2003 drug testing results.
Here are the candidates:
THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
Union officials knew the identities of the 104 players who tested positive, but it’s highly unlikely they intentionally leaked the news, according to sources. Union leaders Donald Fehr and Gene Orza had long resisted efforts to introduce mandatory drug testing. A report that the Players Association’s biggest star had tested positive for steroids would only increase calls from lawmakers and fans to beef up baseball’s drug program.
But union officials may have inadvertently spread the news. After the results of the 2003 survey tests became available in September of that year, Orza and other union officials approached players in clubhouses to inform them of their positive tests. It soon became obvious that union officials were informing players of their test results and players began talking to each other about the implications.”(End of Excerpt) View the rest of the suspects here.