Did Alex Rodriguez rat out fellow players in Biogenesis scandal?

A new report suggests people in Alex Rodriguez's the inner leaked documents in February that named...

A new report suggests people in Alex Rodriguez's the inner leaked documents in February that named two fellow baseball players in the Biogenesis doping scandal. (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

The case against Alex Rodriguez is starting to pile up.

Members of Rodriguez's inner circle acquired and leaked documents back in February that implicated Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and New York Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis doping scandal, reports CBS' 60 Minutes.

Just days before, the weekly Miami New Times broke the story by publishing documents that revealed Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Braun and Cervelli's names were redacted from the newspaper's copy of the documents published in January, but people affiliated with Rodriguez obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

"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," Rodriguez's lawyer David Cornwell said in a statement to 60 Minutes. "While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues."

Rodriguez, appealing a 211-game suspension levied by Major League Baseball in early August, is allowed to play until his appeal is heard by an arbitrator in the next few weeks.

The handwritten notes by Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch led to the suspension of Rodriguez, Braun, Cervelli and 11 other players. Bosch, the key witness in MLB's investigation, reportedly help create doping regimens for several athletes.

Braun was suspended for 65 games by the league on July 22, while Cervelli and the others accepted 50-game bans on Aug. 5.






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