We have heard from just about everyone completely rip the Houston Astros for their mega cheating scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball, but now we’re actually getting commentary from players who have cheating in their background.
On Tuesday, it was Alex Rodriguez’s turn to rip the franchise. The disgraced slugger turned ESPN analyst laid into the Astros during a broadcast while calling a game between the Yankees and Red Sox.
“You cheat, you win a championship, there is no suspension, and then there’s no remorse,” A-Rod said. “The last one is probably the worst one. From a guy who has made as many mistakes as anybody on the biggest stage — I served the longest suspension in MLB history, it cost me well over $35 million, and you know what? I deserved that. I came back. I owned it after acting like a buffoon for a long time. I had my apologies, and then I went dark. I wanted my next move to be contrite and change my narrative. You have to be accountable … I felt the hatred from the people and I earned it.”
Rodriguez was suspended 211 games for his ties to Biogenesis in August 2013, but ultimately got it reduced to 162 games on appeal. He also admitted to using PEDs while playing for the Texas Rangers earlier in his career.
The only point that can be valid is that Rodriguez did own his cheating, and while he became a villain for years, he has somehow remade himself into a likable figure in his post-career.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.