Newsday’s Gus Garcia-Roberts broke this news earlier in the week that MLB didn’t listen after being repeatedly warned by Florida authorities that the documents they were chasing as evidence in the Alex Rodriguez Biogenesis scandal were not to be purchased because they were stolen.
This is just one instance of MLB’s reported illegal conduct in the infamous Biogenesis investigation off the official police report submitted by detectives that Newsday made public on May 11, 2014.
Lead detective, Terrence Payne wrote that there was “evidence of involvement” by “several MLB investigators” that the stolen documents were acquired from a convicted felon for the sum of $125,000. MLB knew the documents were obtained illegally, which is a felony. Translation, the documents would not hold up as evidence in any US Court.
NBC Sports quoted from the police report that, Sandra Boonenberg, a spokeswoman for the Boca Raton Police Department, stated unequivocally that a Florida investigator “warned MLB not to purchase the documents” and that the investigator told their detective about that conversation “before the documents were purchased” by MLB.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg…and surely a story the A-Rod thirsty media would pounce on, right?
This story has not been reported on ESPN at all, nor has it even been told in the NY Post.
Not even the A-Rod scandal obsessed NY Daily News that just a week ago deemed A-Rod’s shaving habits as front-page news, but deemed this HUGE development in A-Rod saga, as not worthy news to report.
The NYDN did feel readers should know that, MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred said league officials had concluded that it was time to restructure the unit, now that the Biogenesis case is over; hence why lead Biogenesis investigator, Dan Mullin and four others got fired by MLB on May 1, 2014.
And still, the NYDN haven’t touched on the police report findings, which is almost tongue-in-cheek considering their love for everything A-Rod, just long as it makes him look bad.
Ok…but wait, the Player’s Association must be irate about these findings so must have issued a statement, and scheduled a press conference, right?
Wrong again, as the Player’s Association hasn’t uttered a word.
Personally, the red flag went up for me when MLB elected to pay and protect Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch just for his testimony against A-Rod. Bosch was desperate man about to go to jail, who would have claimed my mom sold A-Rod PEDs if the price was right.
But as they say, the truth always prevails and even though MLB gets to play by their own rules about suspending players, the fact is they broke the law and should be penalized accordingly.
Ironically, MLB fired lead Biogenesis investigator, Dan Mullin and four others on May 1, 2014 saying it was time to restructure now that the Biogenesis case was done.
Look, no matter how you spin this, MLB’s criminal actions are downright shady and way worse than any alleged PED use by A-Rod.
So A-Rod was correct in suing MLB, but with all the public indignation the media spurred surrounding the case he ended up throwing in the white flag, as anyone would have.
The bottom line here is Commissioner Bud Selig, MLB President Rob Manfred and arbitrator Frederic Horowitz are the real proven liars and MLB should be ashamed, not A-Rod.
Ask yourself this question, if a child had to choose between two friends would you recommend them to keep the committed felon, and drop the guy who allegedly might have cheat during Scrabble?
I don’t know about you, but I was taught that people who commit felonies are called criminals. And criminals usually don’t get away scout free, and MLB is no exception.