Baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez, who was recently backed into a New York Yankees lineup after a season-long suspension, paid his cousin scarcely $1 million in sell to gripping still over a third baseman’s steroid use, according to a report.
Court papers cited by a New York Daily News state that Rodriguez was threatened by his cousin Yuri Sucart that he would display a superstar’s doping secrets unless he coughed adult “enormous sums of money.”
Rodriguez caved, and reportedly paid Sucart $700,000 as partial of a trusted allotment in Jun 2013 in further to 3 some-more payments that totaled $200,000.
The papers were filed final week in U.S. District Court for a Southern District of Florida and were done open Monday after a decider systematic Sucart to compensate $600 a month for a court-appointed profession to paint him.
Rodriguez was dangling by MLB in Aug 2013 for 211 games for his impasse in a Biogensis drug liaison that resulted in a suspensions of 13 other Major League players. His cessation was inspected on interest progressing this year, though a length was reduced to a whole 2014 season, an rare punishment for a drug offense by a U.S. veteran sports league.
Sucart has pleaded not guilty to swindling to discharge testosterone and tellurian expansion hormone in joining to a Biogensis investigation.
Prior to a 2009 season, Rodriguez publicly certified to regulating steroids that were supposing by Sucart between a 2001 and 2003 seasons, while personification for a Texas Rangers.
The Daily News reported that Sucart’s former attorney, Jeffrey Sonn, wrote to a ball star in Dec 2012, requesting $5 million and a “life estate” for his customer and his wife.
“Yuri, even after he was indicted of being a steroid mile for you, kept your confidences of all your activities while we played for a Rangers and a Yankees,” Sonn reportedly wrote in a letter.
According to The Daily News, Rodriguez perceived a minute perfectionist income only as a Biogeneis review by MLB and sovereign agents in Florida began heating up. He began profitable Sucart about dual months before effusive MLB commissioner Bud Selig strike a actor with a suspension.
In justice documents, prosecutor Patrick Sullivan seemed to advise Rodriguez could be a declare opposite Sucart.
The U.S. Attorney’s bureau in Miami and Yankee officials have declined to comment.