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Book: A-Rod given permission by MLB to use PEDs in ’07 and ’08

A new book claims that Alex Rodriguez was allowed to use performance enhancing drugs in 2007 and 2008.

The book claims that A-Rod asked Major League Baseball for an excemption to use testosterone during the 2007 season, which was granted. Testosterone is banned in MLB. He won the MVP Award that season.

In 2008, he asked to use two drugs — both banned by baseball — and was allowed to use one of them during the year. That drug, clomiphene citrate is used to decrease fertility in women.

The report comes from the book “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era,” by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts. An excerpt of the book was published on SI.com on Wednesday.




89 comments
John Natoli
John Natoli

First the tool says he didn't..now he says he did with permission...WHICH LIE IS IT!!??

Harrison Wright
Harrison Wright

Lol@ people who dont think almost all professional athletes at that level of play use enhancers.

Mark Wald
Mark Wald

He is Htaking the suspension. He also dropped all lawsuits.

Mark Wald
Mark Wald

Braun lied, he also ruined a guys life. After all that was over and done with he was linked to the Miami clinic. As bad as arod if not not worse.

Roberta Bunnye Hreschak Tolster
Roberta Bunnye Hreschak Tolster

It will never be over with because of his pandering. He is pathetic and dragging down anyone associated with him. To hell with being the great one, he is corrupt and has an extreme lack of morals. Not like he's the first or will be the last.

Timmy Delgado
Timmy Delgado

Wait, so now he did use PED? Cause along he denied it.

John Holton
John Holton

Wouldn't doubt it. So was Sosa McGwire and bonds

Gregg Skalka
Gregg Skalka

yeah, but he kept on using them, remember?

Charles Alfonso Bianco
Charles Alfonso Bianco

I'd have to imagine that if this were true, the MLB would not have made such a spectacle of AROD because they would have known that he would "say this" and refer to this alleged situation.

Jeff Lubatkin
Jeff Lubatkin

First he denied it, then he threw his cousin under the bus by claiming he didn't know what he was taking, now we are to believe he had permission to use stuff he denied using?

John McCarthy
John McCarthy

A-Fraud is a pathological liar. There is nothing more that needs to be said other than he's just trying to promote his book

Suiyoobi Allen
Suiyoobi Allen

Selig is the steroid commisioner. And if you reeeeally think The Yankees didn't know,....I have a bridge to sell you.

Mike Minecola
Mike Minecola

HE's not going away, yanks wont buy him out, he still has 4 yrs on his contract... he's not the 1st one to do em, he's not even the 1st one to lie about doing em, should've given him his 65 games and let it die, its MLBs own fault its gotten this far

Demian Pallitto
Demian Pallitto

Without Alex Rodriguez on the field baseball is bland! There's zero star power.... jeters old and done, trout is boring though he's a decent player and pujols is not the same.. they say baseball is a pitchers game now.. ha ha good luck attracting new fans with that one..

Joe Sedo
Joe Sedo

Wouldn't be surprised if it were true...

Lynne Martin
Lynne Martin

I am sooo over him! We all know what he is full of. Take your money and go bury yourself somewhere. He has his own mind and if he was told or given permission to do something that he knew was wrong, and decide to do it anyway, then HE is responsible for making the decision and facing the ultimate consequences. Period.

Lynne Martin
Lynne Martin

Sorry, but Arod is total crap. He crapped out not only as a Yankee but as a human being.

John T. Smith
John T. Smith

Hold it, A-Rod! You denied you used steroids over and over and now you say you did but had "permission"?

Rob Gioffre'
Rob Gioffre'

Correct me if im wrong but He never tested positive...

Michael Carmody
Michael Carmody

I have never believed the MLB was unaware. Too much money involved.

Andrew Boone
Andrew Boone

If that is true Selig needs to be out now

Mikey Jocks
Mikey Jocks

Gee, I wonder y MLB network (MLB owned), hasn't covered this story. Or went out to bash a-Rod. Selig is a corrupt monster

Kristina Esmer
Kristina Esmer

Looks like he's going to try to take everyone down with him.

Jason C. Maldonado
Jason C. Maldonado

As a Yankees fan I am really getting sick of this crap A rod just take the suspension and move on everybody knows u did steroids stop making excuses just take the suspension and it will be over with

Dave Silvers
Dave Silvers

Is this the same fella who denied using them?

Thomas Mulhern
Thomas Mulhern

M.L.B also told him to leave his wife and kids and start screwing Kate Hudson!

Andre Featherstone
Andre Featherstone

if there's anything, he was wrongfully suspended. this is an injustice!

Miriam Diaz
Miriam Diaz

After the strike MLB would have done anything to get people back in the stands. Say maybe a derby between McGuire & Sosa to see who would beat Maris' record & turn a blind eye to steroid use back in the late 90's. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

Angel Majao
Angel Majao

A-Rod lied twice after getting caught and Braun lied once. Yeah def the same.