Yankees' Alex Rodriguez faces new Biogenesis-related lawsuit
The 14-time Major League Baseball all-star is being sued by former University of Miami coach Lazaro Collazo, who is a defendant in the Biogenesis criminal case that has implicated Rodriguez. In a lawsuit filed on Friday, Collazo says Rodriguez broke Florida state laws by purchasing Biogenesis Clinic files for $200,000 and sharing them with third parties, according to the New York Daily News.
Collazo alleges Rodriguez violated his medical privacy rights when he bought and distributed the files. The lawsuit, which also cites emotional distress and negligence, requests more than $15,000 in damages, according to the Miami New Times.
Collazo pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts for purchasing steroids without a valid prescription in March. He was sentenced to two years probation.
The lawsuit also names Jose "Pepe" Gomes and Guidepost Solutions as defendants in the lawsuit.
Rodriguez was suspended for all of last season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
A spokesman for Rodriguez declined to comment on the details of the lawsuit to the Daily News,
“A matter like this is being handled privately. Alex is concentrating on baseball," the spokesman told the Daily News. "All that other stuff is in the past.”
The New York Yankees will open a road series against the Miami Marlins on Monday. Rodriguez is hitting .268 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs this season.
- Christopher Chavez