Alex Rodriguez Sued By Ex-UM Coach Lazer Collazo Over Biogenesis Records
Over on PHIprivacy.net, I had noted that there were questions about the theft of Alex Rodriguez’s medical records and whether there was any kind of reportable breach.
In January 2013, in the days after New Times published an investigation linking Alex Rodriguez to Coral Gables clinic Biogenesis, the Yankees slugger scrambled to obtain the medical records at the heart of the story. His associates eventually bought two sets, for $4,000 and later $200,000.
A year later — after his fight to avoid a record suspension failed — A-Rod handed those same records over to federal prosecutors, who used them to charge seven men connected to Biogenesis, including Lazer Collazo, an ex-UM pitching coach whom the feds accused of recruiting young athletes to the clinic. But Collazo beat those charges, pleading instead to a misdemeanor count of buying a steroids for himself.
Now, he’s targeting A-Rod for giving the feds those records that led to the criminal case. Collazo has filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade court against the third baseman, arguing that his medical privacy rights were violated in the process.
Read more on Miami New Times.