Tony Bosch to surrender to authorities today, will plead guilty to drug distribution conspiracy
T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that Tony Bosch, the founder and honcho of Biogenesis and the man who was the star witness in the enforcement action which led to Alex Rodriguez‘s year-long suspension, will surrender to the Drug Enforcement Agency this morning. He will eventually plead guilty to a conspiracy to distribute steroids. Quinn notes that the charges will not be limited to his interaction with baseball players. Rather, they will include charges that he distributed steroids to minors as well.
As Quinn also notes — and as was widely reported last year — Major League Baseball got Bosch to cooperate with its investigation of A-Rod by striking a deal with him. That deal, detailed in the recently-released book about the Biogenesis case, “Blood Sport,” was reached over drinks at a Miami dive bar. It includes a promise from Major League Baseball that it would vouch for Bosch to any law enforcement agency which might threaten him with arrest. The agreement reads as follows