In January 2013, here's how Alex Rodriguez reacted to a Miami New Times exposé that a Coral Gables clinic had been selling him steroids for years: "Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch's patient," he said in a statement, "he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him."
That's been A-Rod's story for the past 22 months, from the tumultuous aftermath of that investigation through a knockdown fight with MLB over a record drug suspension. But when the Yankees star finally went under oath to talk to the feds earlier this year, he changed his tune.
In a 15-page tell-all, A-Rod at last admitted everything: It was all true. He'd been buying steroids from Bosch for years -- and then lying to public and MLB officials about it for months.
There's not much in his confession that hasn't already been reported. But the pure cynicism of A-Rod openly lying about so much of his role in Biogenesis is sure to be the last nail in the coffin of whatever public goodwill the slugger had left.
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