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Alex Rodriguez Drug Scandal: Yankees' Star Investigated
- 07/16/2013 07:10 AM EDT Entertainment
The only thing Alex Rodriguez is better at than baseball is landing himself in the tabloids. The injured Yankees star is back in the news this week, at the center of another MLB investigation around performance-enhancing drugs -- the latest in a string of A-Rod scandals.
A big part of what makes the player so controversial is his salary: by the end of his current contract, A-Rod will have made $500 million (half a billion) playing ball -- and he's not even playing! The third baseman and short stop is currently recovering from a hip surgery in January of this year. In 2007, he signed a 10-year $275 million contract with the Yankees.
The latest drug scandal pertains to an "anti-aging" clinic in Miami called Biogensis. Major League Baseball is investigating the clinic for reportedly supply A-Rod with banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Rodriguez had long denied using drugs, later to admit that he used them from 2001-2003 when he played for Texas, but claims that he's stopped completely since then.