CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ will offer fans an inside look at the details of the doping case revolving around Alex Rodriguez, which will include an interview from the case’s lead witness Anthony Bosch, who claims he injected Rodriguez with a banned substance, and Rob Manfred, the COO of Major League Baseball.
It was reported earlier today that A-Rod’s suspension was cut from 211 to 162 games (which also includes the postseason). Throughout the process, Rodriguez has claimed his innocence; Rodriguez even went as far to claiming that he will take the case to federal court should the suspension be 162 games or more. However, Bosch claims A-Rod isn’t innocent, and he has proof. Bosch’s claims included the following:
-He personally delivered banned substances, including testosterone, insulin-like growth factor 1 and human growth hormone to Rodriguez at least a dozen times and Rodriguez paid him $12,000 a month in cash.
-He personally injected Rodriguez because “Alex is scared of needles, so at times, he would ask me to inject.”
-Rodriguez’s mission was to hit 800 home runs and that the Yankee slugger asked him for what he gave MLB superstar Manny Ramirez, a former Bosch client
-Text messages obtained by 60 Minutes between him and Rodriguez indicate that at times they communicated daily about the substances the slugger took on his “protocol”
-Says Rodriguez associates intimidated him to try to prevent him from cooperating with MLB in its investigation of the Yankee third baseman.
Although Bosch and Manfred will be on ’60 Minutes’, don’t expect Rodriguez to be on the program. Rodriguez turned down numerous requests to appear on the news show.
The ’60 Minutes’ special will air tomorrow night on CBS. Check your local listings.