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Weiner upset about Biogenesis leaks

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers; Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Ryan Braun (left) and Alex Rodriguez have been linked to Biogenesis.
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Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner is upset about the recent leaks related to the league’s Biogenesis investigation.

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Weiner released this statement Thursday morning:

“The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation. These repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity of the Joint Drug Agreement and call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a successful prevention program. The Players want a clean game and they demand a testing program that is not only the toughest in professional sports, but one that guarantees each player due process rights accompanied by strict confidentiality provisions.

As I stated last month, the Players Association remains in contact with the Commissioner’s Office regarding the investigation, and they continue to assure us that no decisions regarding discipline will be made until the investigation is complete. It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged the results of the investigation based on unsubstantiated leaks that are a clear violation of the JDA.”

Earlier this week, ESPN reported that MLB commissioner Bud Selig plans to suspend roughly 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, shortly after next week’s All-Star break.

The players in question are suspected of buying performance-enhancing drugs from the now-closed Biogenesis clinic in the Miami area. Anthony Bosch, the founder of the clinic, is among those cooperating with the investigation.

According to ESPN, Rodriguez and Braun could be facing 100-game suspensions. Braun reportedly didn’t cooperate when questioned by MLB, while Rodriguez reportedly will meet with MLB officials Friday.

Tagged: Brewers, Yankees, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun

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