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Florida police re-open investigation into the stolen Biogenesis documents

Nov 19, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

Clinic at Center of MLB Doping Scandal Getty Images

A former Biogenesis employee — the disgruntled Porter Fischer — took documents from the clinic and then they were stolen from his car. Then Major League Baseball wound up with them. Not at all sketchy. Nope.

Whatever happened to them before and after Fischer had them may not have any bearing on Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension by Major League Baseball, but they may mean something for someone in that chain of custody, as the police are once again looking into it all. From the Palm Beach Post:

A Florida police department has reopened an investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball’s inquiry into whether Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs.

Boca Raton police officer Sandra Boonenberg said Monday the investigation was reopened several weeks ago based on new information stemming from Rodriguez’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball.

A-Rod may not beat the rap. But his efforts to do so may cause someone else to go down with him. So that’s fun.


  1. chill1184 - Nov 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM


    • Old Gator - Nov 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Yes, how can you not love this? Some legal apex predator suckling at the vast green teat of MLB gets disbarred, fingers some MLB upper level executive, who tries to save his own ass by fingering Bud Light – “he gave me direct orders to buy the stolen papers” – and the so-called Selig Era goes the way of Pompeii. All in glorious, splatterfilm-technicolor American jurisprudential slow motion. Mine own table is bare, yet I feast, I feast.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

        The whole damn thing’s like an Elmore Leonard novel.

      • chacochicken - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        Hey, at least Richard Nixon had the good sense to record all of his conversations.

    • ctony1216 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Also kind of funny is that A-Rod is going to argue that he couldn’t have taken PEDs because he passed MLB’s drug tests, and presumably, that would force MLB to prove that their own drug tests are inadequate!

  2. henryd3rd - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Like the man said A-Rod may be dirty; but so are all the other players in this drama. And I for one don’t see him going away quietly. I can envision him filing numerous lawsuits and bringing a whole lot of folks down with him.

    In the end Buddy Boy would have been better off giving him a 50 game suspension instead of trying to make an example of him

  3. chiadam - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    It was probably the same cat burglar that made off with Lisa’s saxophone.

  4. pilonflats - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    if you knowingly purchase stolen property, that is a crime…

    • clydeserra - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      just knowingly possessing it is a crime.

  5. sportsfan18 - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Arod is dirty and he is very unlikable so he rarely gets a pass.

    I think he’s guilty. However, MANY other players are guilty too.

    But Bud and baseball sat back for yrs and yrs and turned a blind eye to PEDS. They loved how the game came back from the ’94 strike. They all became much richer for the increased attention to the game.

    The summer of 1998 really helped this too.

    Now that Bud is nearing the end of his term as commish, he’s begun to think of his place in the history of the game.

    He’s trying to clean up the sport, it’s image. But he thinks that taking down Arod will do that. It won’t as just this past season, while going after Arod, others were suspended, even from teams fighting for the pennant like the Rangers and the Tigers.

    Bud will feel all fat dumb and happy if he nails Arod. Let’s just say for grins that Arod’s 211 game suspension is upheld.

    Ole Bud will puff up his chest and feel great about going after and cleaning up the game. Except he hasn’t. Others are still using and will continue using after Arod is officially retired.

    Bud will ALWAYS be tied to the steroid era. Now it existed before Bud, greenies etc… but Bud and company turned a blind eye KNOWINGLY to all of this in order to help get the game and it’s image back up to where they wanted it to be.

    Yes, Arod is guilty and deserves to be punished. But so do many others. MLB’s hands are dirty too.

    • tigertigerwoodsyall - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Feel better?

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    I know the MLB arbitration is not a court of law, so the rules are different. That said, if it turns out that the Biogenesis documents MLB has were obtained illegally, could they be ruled inadmissible as evidence? In which case, does MLB have anything left?

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