You don’t have to be a huge sports fan to know that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees is in the middle of (yet another) huge controversy. Major League Baseball announced that A-Rod (as he is known) was to receive an unprecented 211 game suspension due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), as well as his lack of cooperation in the investigation (some have even said he has acted to impede the investigation). As reported on the X1 ediscovery blog, social media evidence is playing a crucial role in the case.
“Earlier this month, Major League Baseball took the unprecedented step of suspending a star player, Alex Rodriguez, for two years due alleged illegal use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). A-RodWhile the suspension of one of baseball’s greatest players of all time made the headlines, the critical role social media evidence played in tying “A-Rod” to Biogenesis, the company which allegedly provided him with the PEDs, is an important sub-story. While we are not at liberty to discuss any details of the social media investigation software used by any of the parties, this Associated Press report describes a detailed, thorough and highly professional investigation of the social media evidence involved.”
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