A-Rod clean in 2012: BALCO founder
Alex Rodriguez played last season without the benefit of steroids, or any other banned substances, according to BALCO founder Victor Conte.
“I’m not at liberty to talk in great detail about someone’s blood test results,” Conte said on ESPN Radio Monday. “But to answer your question directly, I in general terms just said these are some of the things that are markers that you can see if it looks like somebody has been doing things, and let’s just say in general terms, I saw none of that in terms of what we collected on A-Rod.”
Conte, who spent four months in prison for his role in providing PEDs to professional athletes, said on ESPN Radio he met with Rodriguez, who is appealing a 211-game ban by MLB, at his Bay Area office in May of 2012 and provided him with three months worth of “legal” supplements. Contact between the two broke off after news of the Biogenesis investigation broke.