Monday, December 17, 2007

Wither A-Rod? Says No to Drugs, Not On Speaking Terms with Boras...

Last night, Alex Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs on national television, telling CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview aired Sunday night that he's never felt as if he needed them to compete.

From CBS: "I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field," he said. "... I felt that if I did my, my work as I've done since I was, you know, a rookie back in Seattle, I didn't have a problem competing at any level."

As well, he reveals that he and Scott Boras are not on speaking terms due to the contract debacle that took place during Game Four of the World Series.

But the player revealed the depth of the hard feelings in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday, telling the CBS news magazine that he and Boras are not speaking to each other.

Rodriguez worked as his own agent in netting another record contract for himself -- $275 million over 10 years -- which was finalized Thursday. The three-time AL Most Valuable Player removed Boras from the negotiations after Boras announced Oct. 28 that his client would be opting out of his current deal.

When asked by CBS' Katie Couric to expound on his relationship with Boras, Rodriguez took his time before finally replying, "The whole situation saddens me a little bit. There hasn't been much back-and-forth talking."

When asked if he and Boras are speaking, Rodriguez said, "Not right now." Asked if that could change, he told Couric, "We'll see." Rodriguez said he had no contact with Boras during negotiations with the Yankees.

For a man who is such a gifted athlete, boy, he's got a lot of issues.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show - Can't buy me love! A-Rod's got everything - including, as you said, a whole lotta issues.

Wait - one thing he doesn't have...a World Series ring.


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