viagra soft online using paypal can you get viagra at walmart anastrozole arimidex cialis buy online from india online medicine store india eutirox 50 dosage instructions cialis professional premarin without a script viagra delivery france fluconazole over the counter walgreens farmacia viagra amitriptyline to buy online uk stromectol 3mg tablets side effects fungsi obat faridexon forte pharmacy rx one complaints colchicine side effects dose anxiety and depression support groups cialis wikipedia is levlen the same as seasonique viagra natural para mujeres clomid for men success stories acnelyse review lamictal side effects weight loss how to get pain pills online amikacin for dogs ears lergigan 25mg trazodone zyprexa lawsuit settlement 2015 ovral birth control patch accutane gel sinequanone 2015 tax what is a dupe for accutane sominex user reviews benadryl for infants on plane doxycycline 100mg x 180 pills sunsuria medininkai 30 syndol clenbuterol cycle dosage liquid ceiles one a day pills antibiotics for sinus infection gineric viagra from canada cheap nolvadex for sale reductil diet pills guatemala piroxicam 10mg generic buy valtrex tablets in australia vigria sold from canada printable flovent coupons mejor hora para tomar cymbalta valtrex for cold sores side effects diarex pro series silicone lubricant compra segura viagra generica actos warning risk flagyl syrup dosage rxdrugstore online pharmacy viagra sin receta furacin nitrofurazone ointment dicyclomine hydrochloride capsules pharmacie en ligne sildenafil diclofenac sodium importer natural eshop cialis danmark doxcycline no presription can you buy virectin in stores depakote er 500mg medication allegra versace net worth roxifen gel manicure cytoxan side effects treatment does viagra make you harder potassium deficiency and hair loss order trazadone online overnight sumycin capsuleshow order prednisone online viagra malaysia price zovirax cream for sale buy 10 mg levitra online rogaine or latisse for eyebrows cxr or chest x ray subutex side effects on liver is cyproheptadine made in india reglan 10mg metoclopramide medication restonite reviews of fifty will cialis last all day how to buy cialis on line where can i buy tadalafil buy amitriptyline uk generic propecia no perscription flomax side effects flomax medication buy modafinil pakistan rimonabant 20mg carprofen for dogs uses tiotropium 18mcg inhl cap 30 warfarin overnight propecia side effects depression indicaciones de sertralina efectos zyvoxid spc college lumigan 0.03 drops midamor amiloride medication buy flagyl 500mg online no prescription budesonide nasal spray and pregnancy cuckold creek maryland lottery free viagra trial coupon buy avana 40 viagra pills for 99 00 pulmicort flexhaler 180 mcg meloxicam high if snorted prevacid vs prilosec for infants micardis generic drug buy meds online with echeck cymbalta side effects cymbalta fibromyalgia viagra online with echecking sildenafil citrate 100mg tablets estradiol valerate artane 2 mg haloperidol injection administration buy real cialis online building generic tadalafil atenolol for anxiety side effects buy tinidazole 500mg software house international jobs snort cialis famvir vs valtrex propranolol without priscribtion levitra canada price pyridium for uti lialda medication price street value of strattera beconase nasal spray side effects cialis for women side effects best online pharmacy viagra pletal medication cilostazol will 150 mg trazodone kill you cialis dosage for ed american pills viagra dalacin c 300mg vasotec dosage for dogs cabaser reviews on garcinia erexin capsules yohimbe dosage uroxatral generic brand vibramycin dose rate clomide pakistan atorvastatin walmart videos de piadas do tiririca motrin and robitussin interactions betafusin creamed buy lysiopril in mexico world wide shipping pharmacys m361 blue oval pill meloxicam 7 5 mg vs lortab phentermine reviews and testimonials buy diflucan online side effects of diamox 500 mg sildenafil 100mg manufacturers doxazosin mesylate 2mg tablet abilify coupons and discounts the chepest viagra doxycycline 100mg no prescription claritin dosage by weight buy cheap nitro pills oxybutynin chloride er cipro price pharmacy brand cialis online cheap laxifen medicina buying accutane online safe etodolac recreational use elocon 0.1 uses zithromax antibiotic medication buy finasteride online australia rapidtabs pills walmart canadian pharmacy viagra donde puedo comprar cytotec en usa doxylamine succinate side effects canadian pharmacy mail order sildenafil permethrin cream for scabies side effects safe site to buy cialis sibutramine hydrochloride reviews viagra britain allopurinol 300 mg tablets picture doxycap capsule sertraline high trimetabol posologie spasfon zocor medication information atomoxetine hydrochloride generic cvs pharmacy technician training program voltaren 50 mg london david tennant hair atacand side effects doctor aleve pain medication vs ibuprofen doxycycline 150 mg sale zoloft weight gain zoloft side effects levitra for sale on ebay atosil nebenwirkungen von reichlox capsule ulaval buy effexor xr no prescription lexapro side effects medication weight gain mexitil contraindications is secure tabs legit zyvoxid price is right insulin sliding scale novolog pharmacy top pills tinidazole side effects and alcohol proviron impotence estrogen cefalexina dosis perros antabuse alternatives buy metoprolol without scrop stromectol price prednisolone for sale levlen birth control information clomid 150 morning lunch and evening viagra in apotheke kaufen allie brosh aleve pm reviews nexium 40 mg twice a daynisone canadian drug plans descargar bot para empires buy online ode des perfume onlain igri top 18 pink viagra reviews acticin on line pravachol compared to lipitor effederm en ligne increasing and decreasing functions interval septra suspension generic buy ceftin haloperidol drug information pravachol side effects cough florinef doses adalat retard uk sale doxepin hcl medication risk advair viagra from canada buy qsymia canada order diamox online periactin dose for migraines viagra swiss zyrtec for children with allergies terramycin ophthalmic ointment for cats overnight pharm brand cialis zolpidem tartrate 10 mg tablet cost liposafe testimonials on peak better than viagra over the counter stanozolol tablets 10mg review getting prescription drugs without dr viagra india canadia vermox plus dosis order toprol without rx diovan side effects review mincorp plc center verapamil plantar fibromatosis tadalafil malaysia when i took 2 cialis super active comprar viagra en usa farmacia online levitra topamax topiramate 25mg weight loss ativan generic cialis lieferanten no prescription sulfamethoxazole prevacid dosage for adults ritalin side effects in children levitra 20 mg best price buy finpecia india cheap finasteride no prescription secure site to purchase cialis cheapest generic cialis online albuterol inhaler without a script what is prednisone 20 mg used for buy nizoral shampoo seven second pill pharmacy who accept paypal best place for generic viagra northwest pharmacy canada pharmacists astromenda delete levitra sublingual abana river pictures fight store shipping worldwide alli diet pills online usa buy zenegra pills sifrol pramipexole dihydrochloride buy dicyclomine with out prescripton polarmeds reviews 50 terramicina oftalmica en perros non prescription cialis canada cymbalta generic 2013 morphine sulfate 30mg extended release cost polarmeds comcast speed where can i buy valtrex without rx clotrimazole solution for ear infections vente viagra au canada bactrim gram negative or positive fluoxetine prozac side effects for dogs naltrexone price viagra coupons canada can you inject buspirone viragra with noprescription amoxicillin side effects in cats caffeine powder walgreens motrin 800 price novox carprofen for humans rx north pharmacy torsemide 20 mg diureticos cheapest genaroc viagra abilify generic canada can you buy brand name levitra online xenical kullananlar viagra generico consegna rapida zimaks sirup overnight prescription antibiotics ortho tri cyclen lo no prescription best canadian pharmacy cialis viamedic coupon code viagra for sale budesonide for cats side effects buylowdrugs comcast cardizem cd side effects permethrin cream 5 keflex from mexico paxil side effects weight loss teatro sala fontana mometasone cream uses canada pharmacy no trial thuoc asacol cheap viagra from other countries online pharmacy ireland buy antibiotics online uk how to make beet root juice better podofilox 0.5 solution or gel for sale oxybutynin chloride 5mg sa indapamide side effects lozol side tiotropium bromide monohydrate capsule pulmicort side effects dose can you buy cialis in bali 60 flucoanazole for ear infestations where to buy salvent inhaler in canada xenical reviews in philippines azulfidine sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis clomiphene citrate 50 mg en espanol donepezil side effects 23mg lipitor side effects muscle pain in legs and arms atenolol side effects weight gain cleocin t lotion healthnet viagra oracea 40 mg pheromones for men amazon slimming tablets that work fast is viagra over the counter ramipril capsules color astromenda removal tool free vardenafil 20 mg no prescription calmeit tablets canada pharmacy online adderall viagara for men what is the antibiotic flagyl used for acheter flagyl en ligne cheap pharmacy canada cilias vidalta bosques de monterreal where to buy viagra in hong kong cialis online without prescription amex cialis buying online renova cream 0.02 coupons requip medication abilify sale phentermine reviews and testimonials 2012 buying viagra from boots sildenafil generico in farmacia generic soft cialis no prescription pharmacy china keppra 500mg order no prescription levofloxacin antibiotics metrogel 0.75 side effects plant vigra ingredients low estradiol and weight gain marcumar alternative news buy dostinex tablets no prescription sotalol medication betapace apcalis complaints definition sublingual gland swollen doxycap antibiotics for urinary viramune manufacturer definition tretinoin cream 0.1 coupon sominex sleep aid valium and alcohol overdose bactroban ointment nasal imovane 7.5mg lamotrigine 200 mg side effects raymeds pharmacy plavix patient assistance form duroval sildenafil dosage can i buy priligy online fluoxetine 10mg tablets cephalexin 500mg capsule antibiotic side effects anafranil drug reviews imovane 7.5mg sale arcoxia 60mg price obetrol history of lesbianism vermox plus medicamento cheep viagra danmark buy eldepryl online omnicef antibiotic for children vitamin d supplements side effects lowest prices cialis revista jugon 77 buy propranolol online from canada viagra 50mg price pfizer keftab infolanka content yieldmanager edgesuite atoms famciclovir drug interactions dalacin c 300mg kapszula yasminelle tablettablet how to make cialis at home toprol xl 50 mg online suprax coupons morphine withdrawal symptoms dose starcef 100 buy moduretic buy compazine ranbaxy laboratories ltd products uk express pharmacy levofloxacin hydrochloride lanoxin dosage range albendazole no prescription stromectol side effects in humans legit online pharmacy viagria cefixime dosage for children propecia for 33 entocort colitis of the shelf std meds flomaxtra xl tablets napflam tablets at walmart octreotide treatment for liver cancer hoodia p57 phytopharm baclofen 10 mg for pain minoxidil side effects scalp can you drink alcohol with azithromycin advantage rent a car san diego terramycin for dogs ophthalmic ointment paroxetine hcl 10mg reviews singapore sildenafil citrate tablets propranolol for anxiety reviews terbutaline side effects on children colchicine tablets buy how can you buy viagra online losartan potassium neurontin and weight gain medication mentat himalaya forum mexitil mexiletine medication combivent nebulizer side effects revista kosovarja numri i ri zyvoxid pretzels escitalopram oxalate medication sildenafil citrate tablets ip 100 mg where can i buy viagra cheap hyzaar side effects erectile dysfunction prometrium progesterone suppositories sildegra nedir bu cialis lilly brand pills lesofat orlistat side effects canada pharmacy mebendazole cialis 10 mg kaufen alli availability in canada ditropan for children buy seroquil legally omnicef for strep throat in children boutique sinequanone paris tamsulosin 0.4mg capsules side effects garlic aioli recipe without eggs cheap retin a viagra advertised on radio clozapine drug dosages secnidazole indications for cesarean nitrazepam prospect high school tadalfil reliabe source for purchase trileptal dosage information where to buy generic viagra in edmonton caverta 50 ranbaxy venlafaxine 150mg no rx levothroid medication and soy products adderall withdrawal symptoms side effects reglan and pregnancy canadian pharmacy cialis ltd zyloprim 100 mg para que sirve non prescption gabapentin adipex p 37.5mg estrace 1mg tab ketoconazole usa viagra aus amerika bestellen valtrex dosage for herpes suppression buy prednisone witout a prescription kamagra oral jelly singapore probenecid for gout how much is crestor without insurance ventolin dosage forms purple drug store mexico novolog insulin sliding scale betamethasone ointment 0 05 finasteride buy canada avelox for uti real viagra india aspirin dosage for pain relief alesse low dose birth control reductil slimming pill philippines acheter cialis navidoxine drug interactions plavix manufacturers xanax alprazolam .5mg provigil side effects medication
Home MLB News Report: Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 472 guests online

Atom RSS

Report: Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 3
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 07 February 2009 12:24

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez reportedly tested positive
for steroids as part of MLB's 2003 "survey
test". 

UPDATE: Bob Costas will interview Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Selena Roberts live in-studio on MLB Network today at 2:15 p.m. ET.  Roberts, who reported this morning on SI.com with David Epstein that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, will discuss the report with Costas in her first interview since breaking the story. 

Alex Rodriguez, who at 553 career home runs could be the player to pass Barry Bonds on the all-time home run list, reportedly tested positive for steroids in 2003 as part of MLB’s “survey test”, according to a report Saturday by Sports Illustrated on its website.

The report cites four unidentified sources that have knowledge of the unreleased findings of the 2003 tests that Rodriguez tested positive for methenolone, a drug that is now listed as a banned substance in MLB.

As reported by SI.com, when approached by an SI reporter on Thursday at a gym in Miami, Rodriguez declined to discuss his 2003 test results. "You'll have to talk to the union," said Rodriguez. When asked if there was an explanation for his positive test, he said, "I'm not saying anything."

Calls to Donald Fehr, executive director of the MLB Players Association were not returned.

At the time of the survey test, steroids, including methenolone, were not banned by MLB.

The confidential survey test was negotiated as part of the 2003-2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement, a test designed to learn how prevalent steroid use was in Major League Baseball. Players were tested twice during the 2003 season (including spring training but not the postseason). In addition, the Office of the Commissioner had the right to conduct additional survey testing in 2003 in which up to 240 players, selected at random, could be tested. If 5% or more of those tested came up positive for steroids, mandatory testing would take place beginning in 2004. The results were to remain confidential; even a player who tested positive would not be informed. Names were never listed on the testing samples. Rather, a number was assigned with a separate key used by the testing facilities. That year, 1,438 players were tested, and 104 of them, or 7.23%, tested positive for steroids. Mandatory testing was then implemented in 2004.

The intent of survey test was to determine if the 5% threshold was broken, not to assign discipline. Management got their testing program, and the players complied.

The confidential nature of the survey test has been a chief topic of debate in legal circles. Federal agents, as part of the BALCO investigation, seized the results of the survey test from Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc. in Long Beach, CA and Quest Diagnostics,Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. The two separate locations are relevant in that the test results were not labeled by name, but rather by a code. The code associated to the player name was kept at Quest in Las Vegas, while the testing samples themselves were at Quest in Long Beach.

Beyond the agreement between MLB and the MLBPA that the test results should remain confidential, there are issues surrounding a directory containing the players tested as part of the 2003 survey. Also contained within the directory are the names of many others not involved in MLB’s test. As outlined in the legal case to suppress the use of the seized documents (see United States v Comprehensive Testing):

[A] CDT director finally identified a computer directory containing all of the computer files for CDT's sports drug testing programs. This directory, labeled by its original compiler as the "Tracey" directory, contained numerous subdirectories and hundreds of files. Seeing this, Agent Abboud recommended copying the entire directory for off-site analysis, because of the time and intrusiveness involved in searching the voluminous directory on site. Knowing that the warrant required them to rely upon the advice of a computer analyst-here the advice of Computer Investigative Specialist Agent Joseph Abboud-agents copied the directory and removed the copy for later review at government offices.

The ruling then goes on to say that:

Agent Novitzky reviewed with CDT directors the evidence seized during the search. The documents seized included a twenty-five-page master list of all MLB players tested during the 2003 season and a thirty-four-page list of positive drug testing results for eight of the ten named BALCO players, intermingled with positive results for twenty-six other players.

Questions remain as to whether the Fourth Amendment may have been breached as part of “reasonable search and seizure”. As US v Comprehensive Testing continues:

"[T]he directory contained 2,911 files that had nothing to do with Major League Baseball drug testing, but rather contained test results for numerous other sports entities and business organizations," wrote Judge Sidney R. Thomas in his dissent. "Dr. Jean Joseph of CDT later stated in an affidavit that the directory was easily searched by key word and would have provided the test information about the 10 players in a short period of time."

As for Rodriguez, or any other players that may surface as part of the seized files from Comprehensive Testing, as part of the survey test agreement, the 2003-2006 CBA has the following:

At the conclusion of any Survey Test, and after the results of all tests have been calculated, all test results, including any identifying characteristics, will be destroyed in a process jointly supervised by the Office of the Commissioner and the Association.

For a reasons not yet known, the test results for all the players were never destroyed. Reportedly, the mishandling of paperwork involving the 104 players that tested positive in 2003 prevented the MLBPA from destroying the results of those players, allowing federal investigators to gain access to those records through a search warrant.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Don't forget to register and log in on The Biz of Baseball site to get updates via your in-box, and see information only logged in members can see.

Subscribe to The Biz of Baseball

Add to GoogleAdd to My Yahoo!

Subscribe in Bloglines


 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?