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Baseball / Drug Suspensions / Rodriguez / A Discussion / Radomski Interview #1049337

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Baseball's suspension New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez for using PEDs introduced. [RODRIGUEZ - says he is fighting for his life.] Live discussion held with CNN's Jason Carroll and ESPN's T.J. Quinn about Rodriguez. [CARROLL- outlines what Rodriguez said, the reasons for the suspension: PED use and obstruction; notes A-Rod was subdued in his press conference.] [RODRIGUEZ - says the last 7 months have been a nightmare.] [QUINN - explains why baseball went for a suspension instead of a lifetime ban; states the evidence {from the Biogenesis lab} against A-Rod is compelling indicating a long-standing relationship between Tony Bosch and A-Rod; notes his career does not have much left now; offers perspective on A-Rod and his lack of a fan base as well as how many millions he would lose.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Kirk Radomski†, who supplied players with PEDs. [RADOMSKI - says A-Rod fights because of ego and the money; explains why players use drugs and can avoid testing; indicates how he helped baseball in the drug investigation; states growth hormones are still a major factor because it is hard to test for; explains what peptides are; comments on drugs in the NFL.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Las Vegas: Kyung Lah) The use of PEDs by non-athletes and the legal loophole allowing HGH use examined. ["The Life Plan" author 74-year-old Jeffry LIFE†- says we use HGH to improve quality of life; admits we do not know the long-term consequences of HGH therapy] [Boston University Dr. Tom PEARL‡- criticizes the use of growth hormones for anti-aging.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Lah, Kyung
Duration:
00:18:00

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