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Scott Boras: Biogenesis Leaks Are A Disservice To Major League Baseball

| by Sylvan Lane
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Super-agent Scott Boras sounded off Friday about the leaking of names associated with Major League Baseball's investigation into Biogenesis, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, saying it “does a disservice to the game and violates the collective bargaining agreement,” according to ESPN.

"What we have is a failure to follow a collective bargaining agreement,” he said. “Whenever these things happen, whoever is doing it, is not serving the game well. The witnesses that we know have -- at best -- behavior in their life that would suggest they are not credible. This is why we have due process. For baseball to be focusing on this and for us to be sitting here at Wrigley Field talking about this -- that's the problem."

Boras went on to say that the leaks undermine the system of due process as outlined the collective bargaining agreement, claiming, "When we start doing this in American jurisprudence we have problem. This thing happening is not a part of the agreement. In these situations there is to be no notice and no names named, and yet we have this silent channeling of information. If the facts are applied through the system that is one thing, but until then, I don't think we should be talking specifics."

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewers LF Ryan Braun are two players being interviewed as part of the inquiry. Braun is among several players “who refused to answer questions about their dealings with Biogenesis,” according to ESPN. "Braun was interviewed last month and Rodriguez was scheduled to be interviewed Friday, sources confirmed.”

Other players allegedly involved in the investigation can be found here.

 

Sources: ESPN, NBC Sports.