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MLB Steroid Scandal Adds a New Chapter

August 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Tim Duxbury

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One year ago today, Major League Baseball handed down massive suspensions to Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Bartolo Colon because of their involvement with Tony Bosch and his “wellness clinic”, Biogenesis. And Today Tony Bosch is in the news again as he surrendered to the DEA office in Weston, Florida.

According to Mike Fish and TJ Quinn of ESPN.com, Bosch was arrested this morning as part of a two-year operation, code name “operation strikeout”, along with nine other individuals who participated in the distribution of anabolic steroids. As part of the deal, Bosch has agreed “to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids between October 2008 and December 2012”.

In addition to Tony Bosch, Yuri Sucart, the cousin of Alex Rodriguez, was arrested.

“Outside the Lines” has reported that MLB players are not the focus of this investigation, however today’s news does serve as somewhat of a distraction to the game of baseball. All had been quiet on the steroid-front in 2014 and with today’s news the conversation will inevitably be thrust back into the headlines across all forms of media. But today is also a proud day in baseball. Today marks a significant victory and step in the right direction for the eradication of performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) from America’s pastime.

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Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon, Baseball, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Mike Fish, MLB, Nelson Cruz, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Ryan Braun, TJ Quinn, Tony Bosch, Yuri Sucart

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