Found February 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, one of the players identified by the Miami New Times as having purchased performance-enhancing drugs from now-defunct Biogenesis, denied having any connection to the clinic. The New Times report, which focused on claims that Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez bought products from Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch, also said Cruz bought $4,000 worth of products. "We are aware of certain allegations and inferences," Cruz's law firm, Farrell & Reisinger, said in a statement released to the Associated Press. "To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson, they are denied." The law firm is notable. While it is not his baseball representation team (that is the Levinson Brothers of ACEs), the firm headed Jay K. Reisinger and Thomas J. Farrell helped represent Andy Pettitte after allegations about his use of steroids surfaced in 2008. In 2005, it advised Sammy Sosa before he testified in front of Congress, an...
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