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MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Posted on: June 2, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: June 2, 2011 1:58 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The cousin who Alex Rodriguez said was his accomplice to using PEDs back in 2003 has been spotted at the Yankees team hotel on a recent road trip, according to the New York Daily News. In turn, Major League Baseball is investigating what kind of access, if any, has been granted to Yuri Sucart -- the cousin in question. (ESPN New York)

During spring training of 2009, Rodriguez discussed with reporters his drug use back in 2003, and said that he had a cousin who would travel to the Dominican Republic and get access to performance-enhancing drugs and bring them back for Rodriguez's use. Though the name was never used, that cousin was later revealed to be Sucart. Since then, Sucart has been banned by the Yankees from having contact with the team and MLB has forbidden him from gaining access to restricted areas.

Thus, when Sucart was spotted at a hotel in San Francisco where the Yankees stayed during their series against the Oakland A's -- in addition to the Daily News report that Sucart has been a "constant presence" on the road for the Yankees since last season -- a red flag was raised.

Sucart is not, however -- and could not be -- banned from maintaining a relationship with his cousin or seeing him in any public place (such as a hotel).

I wouldn't call this a witch hunt just yet, but it's hard to get worked up about a player hanging out with his cousin -- especially since pretty much everyone involved in the initial situation said Sucart was only doing what A-Rod asked him to. If Sucart is being granted access to the locker room, that needs to stop, but if he's just visiting with his cousin, I'd say there's nothing to see here. Any suggestion that Sucart is going to somehow harm Rodriguez would be suggesting that A-Rod had no idea in the first place what drugs he was doing in 2003 -- which is obviously ridiculous.

UPDATE: ESPN.com is reporting that Major League Baseball has resolved the issue and found nothing wrong. Just as I suspected, it was much ado about nothing.

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Comments

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 8:26 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Is there any evidence that the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004 and 2007 that there two best offensive players used steroids, one is confirmed the other suspect, Roids wins championships




Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 8:01 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

In all honesty. Who cares, there are so many people we can point and say they where on steroids, but the fact is we won't know unless they come clean about it or they get caught. I'm sure the people who smoke pot can attest there's always a way to beat a test. From Piss away to other tricks. Don't get me wrong I don't smoke, but I got friends who do and when they are going for a piss test they'll drink that crap and pass. So if someone is doing roids there's no way of really telling. I mean the people who have been caught since the Mitchell Report are very few and it's been for the masking agents. We will never know who is or was clean and who's the 900 lb gorilla in the corner. So for now let it rest. BTW I'm a Redsox fan. So go ahead and roast me.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2011 6:36 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Yeah let's just let everyone do steriods. It should be fine to cheat and do as you please. Hey while we're at it let's just go to stores and take whatever we want and it's ok as long as everyone else is doing it. See how stupid that statement sounds?





Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 2:27 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Here it is Johnny Bails

 




Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 1:16 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

UPDATE: is reporting that Major League Baseball has resolved the issue and found nothing wrong. Just as I suspected, it was much ado about nothing.

That's the New York media for ya... Hyping up a BS story to get attention.




Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2011 12:44 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Like Bode Miller says let everyone take them.  It is not an exact quote but that is pretty much what he said. 




Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2011 12:09 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

Was there ever any evidence found in the rumours about Jeter having a 'roid connection ?



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 12:03 am
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

The Texas Rangers were clearly the "leader" in the steroid bonanza of the early 2000's.




Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:44 pm
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

We all know why he is seeing him
 



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 10:35 pm
 

MLB investigates A-Rod's cousin, finds no issue

See below:





http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/



story?id=4366335

Yeah , I saw that.. 2 freaking years ago!

Again my point is proven, Your dragging up stuff from 2 years ago, The article in question is now 2011 , The fact that you drag Ortiz into Arod's world is  exactly what I have said. Obviously MLB feels the need to keep a closer look on Arod. Not Ortiz.


Keep deflecting all your doing is proving my point again and again. 




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