Miami—Much like his recent performance on the field, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez came out swinging (and missing) yesterday after yet another newspaper article broke linking him, yet again, to performance-enhancing drugs.
An article in the Miami New Times linked Rodriguez, as well as several other major league players including Melky Cabrera, to a clinic in Miami that allegedly provided HGH and other banned substances to both professional and amateur athletes in several sports.
After somebody on his staff read the article to him, Rodriguez issued a rambling non-statement kind of addressing…something. Here is his statement: “It just hurts me so much, that my hometown paper would come out with such a report. That me and myself and my fellow professional athletes could give so much back, do so much for our hometown community, and be treated in such a manner such as this, well, it breaks my heart. I’m speechless, I truly am, that such a thing could occur. I thought I was past having to admit to taking banned substances when I admitted in 2009 that I had lied for years before. But now, there are people who want me to do it all over again. The whole reason I admitted it at that time was so that I wouldn’t have to go through this again. Peter Gammons told me then that irregardless of whatever I might take in the future, I’d only have to do that one confession.”