Performance Enhancing Drugs
Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod," is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez was one of the most prodigious young players scouts had ever seen and is now considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. However, Rodriguez has led a highly controversial career due to his expensive contracts and his use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous contract's record of $252 million). In February 2009, after previously denying use of performance-enhancing drugs, including during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for the Texas Rangers due to "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform.
Frequently asked Questions
Rodriguez admitted to using steroids when on the show 60 min with Katie Couric, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for the Texas Rangers due to "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform. Here's a video of him denying the use of PED. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ABIYViVLo