The ‘snitches get stitches’ phrase was never more applicable than right now on Alex Rodriguez after an exposé reveals he ratted out other players on PEDs when he was busted. Those who remember the steroid era in Major League Baseball will recall Alex Rodriguez was one of many MLB stars who were found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Amongst the most famous names are sluggers Sammy Sosa, Mark Magwire, Jose Canseco, and Barry Bonds. But that was only the first batch of players who were found guolty of this crime, the 2014 group was formed by Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Ryan Braun, and other undisclosed name that ESPN found through DEA dociments but wasn’t disclosed to the public.
Alex Rodriguez rats out MLB peers to the D.E.A.
According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez met with two assistant U.S. Department of Justice attorneys and seven agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration on January 29, 2014. In that meeting, he gave them names of other MLB players who also used performance enhancement drugs. The meeting came many weeks after he was busted for violating the MLB’s PED policy and got suspended for 211 games. As a result, he was banned for the entire 2014 season. But apparently Rodriguez wasn’t going down in his own and ratted out other players who were also on PEDs. But that’s not all, Rodriguez spilled the beans for good reason.
According to the report, the third baseman was granted the ‘Queen for a Day’ status by prosecutors. Meaning he could give them information without fear of legal prosecution. Effectively, he can now be considered a rat. As a result of this, Manny Ramirez was served with a 50-game suspension from his violation of the MLB’s PED policy during his time at the Dodgers in 2009. Also, he was served with another 100-game suspension for violations in 2011 during his time in the Tampa Bay Rays but he never served that suspension because he decided to retire. Braun was also suspended from violations in 2013. As of today, Alex Rodriguez has declined to comment for the explosive story from ESPN.