The attorney representing suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s cousin says Rodriguez is unlikely to face any charges in the Biogenesis case.
The U.S. government is investigating the now-closed South Florida clinic, which MLB says gave performance-enhancing drugs to numerous professional baseball players.
“I think the government made a decision that they’re not going to go after any of the players or recipients,” Edward O’Donnell IV, the attorney for Biogenesis defendant Yuri Sucart, told the New York Daily News. “I can’t officially tell you that. But I think (Rodriguez) is home free. It’s my opinion that the government is not going to go after Alex."
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute PEDs in federal court next month.
Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season after investigators found connections between Rodriguez and Biogenesis. The Yankees still owe Rodriguez $61 million through the 2017 season.
- Scooby Axson