The Untold and Insanely Weird Story of A-Rod’s Doping Habits

And why MLB quietly banned EPO, cycling’s drug of choice

Gus Garcia-Roberts
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Published in
12 min readJul 30, 2014

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By Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts
Illustration by Trenton Duerksen

Eccentric, exacting, and self-destructive—Alex Rodriguez is baseball’s Howard Hughes. He didn’t just shoot steroids or rub on cream like his…

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