Report: Alex Rodriguez Failed Drug Test in 2006

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New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez failed a drug test for stimulants in 2006, according an article published by the New York Times Sunday.

In a case unrelated to Rodriguez’s current 211-game suspension, the report says that the finding came from two people involved in the MLB’s drug-testing program. Rodriguez’s positive test wasn’t made public because players have to fail two stimulant tests to face suspension.

A representative of the Yankees star’s legal team, Lanny J. Davis, told the New York Times that his client didn’t test positive for a banned stimulant in 2006.

Davis released a statement on Monday:

“The ethically questionable and possibly illegal misconduct of Major League Baseball in its investigation of Alex Rodriguez — such as the knowing purchase of stolen documents for $125,000 in cash in a satchel in a Florida restaurant and putting in a good word with prosecutors for someone reportedly under federal and state investigation for distributing drugs to teenagers in the name of getting Alex Rodriguez – -is not just unseemly, it is shameful.

“I believe a federal investigation of this misconduct is needed — and specifically, of the Commissioner of baseball and the extent of his involvement and knowledge of the professional misconduct by investigators he hired, as reported by the New York Times.”

More details will be provided as the story unfolds.

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