Anthony Bosch Went on ’60 Minutes’ Last Night and Explained How Helped Alex Rodriguez Cheat (Video)
In case you didn’t hear because you were too busy watching football this weekend, Alex Rodriguez has now officially been suspended for the entire 2014 MLB season. The league, you might recall, had levied a 211-game suspension against the Yankees slugger last summer, but A-Rod appealed and the arbitrator hearing the case reduced the ban to 162 games.
Of course, either way MLB and Bud Selig got what they wanted: no A-Rod until at least 2015…and, given that he turns 39 in July, possibly no more A-Rod ever again. And they got all of it without a positive drug test.
How? Simple. They convinced Anthony Bosch—whose Biogenesis clinic juiced up everyone from Ryan Braun to Nelson Cruz—that it would be in his best legal interest to just confess to everything. So, in addition to handing over tons of documents and text messages, A-Bosch himself painted a nice little picture of how it all went down. Then, last night on CBS’s 60 Minutes, he shared his story with the world.
Below you’ll find the entire 60 Minutes segment. It’s definitely worth a watch. However, if you’re pressed for time, here are the highlights:
- A-Rod used testosterone, insuline growth factor 1, human growth hormone, various peptides
- A-Rod is scared of needles, so he had A-Bosch inject him
- First words out of A-Rod’s mouth when he met A-Bosch were, “What did Manny Ramierez take in 2008 and 2009?
- Says Manny Ramierez came to him at the age of 35
- Says “Alex cared,” so he studied all the stuff he was taking and didn’t want to get caught
- A-Rod wanted to be the first and only member of the 800 HR club
- They avoided positive tests by studying how long the drugs stayed in A-Rod’s system and being extra careful
- A-Rod paid A-Bosch $12,000 per month
The best part of the interview, though? That would be Bosch’s answer to the question, “Why did you do it?” It was absolutely hilarious. Behold:
“I did it because I had a responsibility—I felt I had a responsibility—to do it to let them know that if they’re going to take something like this, do it the right way.”
A responsibility? The right way? Oh man, I am dying of laughter right now! Good one, Tony.