By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Attorney Joe Tacopina, who’s infamous for saving high-profile clients from trouble, believes the MLB is light on evidence against A-Rod’s alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). “Where are they putting forth the evidence?” said Joe Tacopina on Sunday. He then had a few choice words for Anthony Bosch, the founder of Biogenesis, who allegedly provided players with PEDs. Bosch was central in the MLB’s ability to suspend 13 players. “Believe me, I want nothing more than to cross examine Bosch. I would love to. I would do it for free. I won’t bill Alex for that. I won’t bill Alex for the opportunity to cross examine Bosch because he is not going to show up.” To cross examine a witness is to ask them hard-hitting questions, in order to create doubt about what they claim, so it’s no surprised Tacopina wants to have a go at Bosch.
“I would love nothing more than to sit here and be able to talk about Alex’s testing results and MLB allegations and MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis as it relates to Alex and specific dates and specific tests,” Tacopina said. Unfortunately for Tacopina and Alex Rodriguez, the MLB is keeping much of the information “confidential” (secret) because of a “joint drug agreement” (JDA) between the MLB and the players’ association. Tacopina says, “I would love to discuss it. But the minute I discuss it, I’m in violation of the confidentially clause of the JDA. Unlike them, I’m not going to hide behind some anonymous source leaking stuff that is in violation of the confidentially clause like they have done from Day 1.”