MLB Drops Lawsuit Against Biogenesis
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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Major League Baseball got what it wanted from Biogenesis of America and has now withdrawn a lawsuit against the former Coral Gables-based anti-aging clinic.
The clinic was at the center of the latest performance enhancing drug scandal in Major League Baseball that brought down several players including Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez.
A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances.
Fourteen players associated with the Coral Gables clinic were disciplined by MLB, including a season-long 2014 suspension imposed on Rodriguez. The Yankees star recently dropped his lawsuit against MLB and agreed to serve the suspension.
Although the lawsuit sought unspecified money damages, it also provided MLB a way to subpoena clinic records which were then used in the hearings against the players.
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