A-Rod Tested Positive For Steroids in 2003

Sheeraz MohammedContributor IFebruary 7, 2009


Sources tell SI Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003

According to Sports Illustrated, four sources have come forward and have reported that Alex Rodriguez was tested positive for steroids in 2003. The year when he won the American League Home Run title and  the American League Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers.

Rodriguez's name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in MLB's survey testing to see if it was necessary to conduct more stricter tests in the future. Because more than five percent of big leaguers had tested positive in 2003, baseball instituted a mandatory random-testing program, with penalties, in 2004.

Rodriguez is one of the 104 players identified as having tested positive for testosterone and an anabolic steroid known as Primobolan.

What this does to the legacy of Alex Rodriguez remains to be seen. For a player deemed as clean cutambassador of the game, with his only blemish being "Madonna's boy toy" this puts a whole new anddifferent perspective on his past accomplishments.

Rodriguez was the favorite to surpass Babe Ruth and Bonds All-time home run record. He was the favorite to reach the 800 mark. His name was to be included amongst the
greatest that have ever stepped up to the plate. All of that was phony?

Come start of spring training, A-Rod might have to answer a lot of questions, however, none of them will be about Madonna!