Report: Rodriguez camp leaked documents implicating Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
NEW YORK - A new report is saying that the a person in the camp of New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez may have obtained and leaked documents implicating suspended Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun in a doping scandal.
The documents, written by clinic owner Anthony Bosch, also implicated some of Rodriguez's own teammates. Bosch became a key witness in Major League Baseball's PED investigation.
"Braun and Cervelli's names were redacted in the Miami New Times documents. Members of Rodriguez's camp at the time obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter," said CBS News. "The unredacted documents also implicated Baltimore Oriole Danny Valencia, who MLB later investigated and cleared."
CBS show "60 Minutes" investigated the report, but Rodriguez's attorney said there is no truth to the report.
"The allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex -- this time by driving a wedge between Alex and other players in the game," attorney David Cornwell said.
"While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues."
Cornwell served first as Braun's attorney before Rodriguez hired him. Braun successfully used Cornwell to escape a 50-game suspension after the 2011 season.
Braun accepted a 65-game suspension on July 22, which will keep him out of the remainder of the 2013 season. Twelve other players accepted 50-game suspensions in August.
Rodriguez is currently appealing his 211-game suspension.