I kid of course, its NOT a surprise. From MSNBC:
The embattled Yankees slugger reportedly has had a long relationship with a steroid-linked trainer who has been banned from private areas of every major league ballpark, according to the New York Daily News.Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Kiss that hall of fame nomination good bye Arod...cuz it's gone dude.
Angel Presinal, whose name surfaced in the Mitchell Report, was with Rodriguez in New York and Miami as recently as this past fall, the Daily News reported. Presinal's issues with MLB stemmed from a 2001 incident with an unmarked gym bag full of steroids. Baseball officials have warned players to stay away from him.
The Daily News also reported Presinal accompanied A-Rod for the entire 2007 season, staying in the same hotel as A-Rod, but in a separate room with the "cousin" Rodriguez identified as his steroid source from 2001-03.
The cousin was identified Thursday as Yuri Sucart.
"[Presinal] was around Alex in 2007," according to the Daily News. "Every hotel they went to, he stayed in the same room with Yuri. You would never see Alex with [Presinal]. They would meet in one of their rooms."
This comes on the heels of another report from ESPNDeportes.com that Primobolan, the drug Rodriguez says he and his cousin used between 2001 and 2003, wasn't available for legal purchase. During his Tuesday press conference in which he explained his past drug use, Rodriguez claimed he and his cousin, Sucart, bought "boli" from a pharmacy in the Dominican Republic.
"What Alex Rodriguez stated at the press conference [in Tampa] doesn't make sense," said Dr. Pia Veras, who oversees the regulatory agency. "It is important for us to clarify that such substance has not been registered and is not currently registered for legal sale in Dominican pharmacies -- not now and the same applies for the years 2001 to 2003."
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