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A-Rod signed anti-drugs pledge in 2009

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08:41 AM ET 06.30 | He entered through a side door here at Milford Mill Academy, securing the element of surprise. He passed on the breakfast table set up backstage. Then, with about 500 student-athletes seated in this spacious auditorium on Sept. 1, 2009, he was introduced by Mike Gimbel: "Now we've got time for our special guest. Alex Rodriguez is here." "Everyone's like, 'Get out of here, what? No way!'" Gimbel, a drug counselor and educator, recalled to The Post on Friday. "They went crazy. They went absolutely crazy. They were so excited." And at the conclusion of his presentation, A-Rod -- less than a year removed from his confession of illegal performance-enhancing drug usage -- signed his name on a large cardboard document, a prop designed for display. One that reads, in part, "I pledge to become the best that I can be without using any banned performance-enhancing substance, including anabolic steroids." Now, to be fair, A-Rod hasn't been convicted of anything. Major League Baseball is passionately investigating the connection of Rodriguez and many other players to Biogenesis, a now-shuttered anti-aging clinic in South Florida. There's a strong possibility that, at some point in the next few weeks, MLB will announce suspensions -- at which point the accused can (and very likely will) appeal the penalties in front of an independent arbitrator.

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June 30, 2013  08:45 AM ET

What a hypocrite....................






I despise this arse clown.........

June 30, 2013  09:05 AM ET

ARoid is a pathetic human being, so caught up in himself he is deaf to well-intentioned advice.
Time for him to leave the stage, and he may well die of an overdose down the road.

June 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

And his bond is not quite as good as his words

June 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Just say No?

June 30, 2013  10:44 AM ET

What pledge? I don't recall signing any pledge. What PEDs I don't recall taking any PEDs People just don't understand me. Actually people can't stand you.

June 30, 2013  11:50 AM ET

Just give this well deserving man his money already

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June 30, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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The beauty of it is that he'll be a Yankee til the day he dies.

And Hernandez will end his career playing for his only team The Patriots!

June 30, 2013  01:54 PM ET
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And Hernandez will end his career playing for his only team The Patriots!

Ouch!

June 30, 2013  03:17 PM ET

Ooh! This is getting chippy in here.

June 30, 2013  03:20 PM ET

And this is why all the other 100+ users never signed any pledge.

June 30, 2013  03:22 PM ET
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What a hypocrite....................I despise this arse clown.........

True. but he is just one of manny, er, I mean many in the last 20+ years and counting.

June 30, 2013  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The beauty of it is that he'll be a Yankee til the day he dies.

I wonder if he'll enter the Hall of Shame wearing a Yankees cap?

June 30, 2013  04:15 PM ET

I'll bet Cashman wishes Arod's signature on his contract was as worthless as Arod's signature on that pledge.

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June 30, 2013  10:24 PM ET

Was A-Rod skipping when that pic was taken?.......he has the look of someone skipping along singing La la la la la.

July 1, 2013  12:33 AM ET

Looks real easy to toss stones from afar.... Wonder what kind of skeletons are in the closets of the above 17 ?????

July 1, 2013  02:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What a hypocrite....................I despise this arse clown.........

+1

 
July 1, 2013  08:25 AM ET
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Looks real easy to toss stones from afar.... Wonder what kind of skeletons are in the closets of the above 17 ?????

I have skeletons, but unlike Arod, they do not involve drugs and PED's. They involve alcohol, which is legal.

I'm actually sick of the PED talk in MLB though, as the Tour De France has proven, its nearly impossible to catch these people, because as soon as there is a way to detect certain substances, newer and better masking agents are created to get around them. Some types of HGH can clear the system in as little as 24 hours, so people using those agents, will never be caught.

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