MLB Star Alex Rodriguez: By The Books

By Bryan Mongeau-Eastmond, staff writer

NEW YORK (RPRN) 5/06/09-A new book penning the details of New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez’s new alleged steroid use and other unflattering details has left its mark after hitting stores on Monday. It appears that former baseball player and dope cheat Jose Canseco is not the only one out for blood against A-Rod.

“A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” by Selena Roberts, the Sports Illustrated reporter who uncovered that the 33-year-old third baseman tested positive in 2003 brought up new interesting facts in this tell all book.

The 12-time All-Star admitted in February to using performance-enhancing drugs between 2001 and 2003, when he was a member of the Texas Rangers in an exclusive interview with the cable sports television network, ESPN.

Shortly after clearing his conscious of any wrongdoing Rodriguez was quick to stress that “all my years in New York have been clean.”

However, the book reveals that while Rodriguez was under extreme scrutiny after his confession, their may be more to the story then the superstar wants you to believe.

According to Roberts, A-Rod began taking steroids as early as high school and may have taken human growth hormone after signing with the Yankees in 2004, contradicting his admission earlier this year.

The new allegations should lead to a deeper investigation by the MLB concerning one of the game’s greatest players -which is nothing new as of late.

Whether A-Rod or A-Fraud or the newest addition to the slugger’s nickname A-Roid told the truth about his timeline on using steroids, it looks like this might follow him throughout the remainder of his career and long after he is done with the game.

Rodriguez is currently undergoing rehabilitation in Tampa following hip surgery in March. Let’s see if this book sidelines him for a longer period of time.

Photo of A-Rod courtesy of the Major League Baseball

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