Monday, February 09, 2009
As many times as you've seen the Katie Couric interview these past few days, you knew A-Rod's first interview wasn't going to CBS. Instead, the "Leader" will get Rodriguez's first comments following SI's report on Saturday that stated the slugger tested positive for steroids back in 2003. Via Watchdog....
Alex Rodriguez apparently will not wait long to respond publicly to the revelation over the weekend that he tested positive in 2003 for a performance advancing substance.It's now clear when that interview will take place, and with whom, as A-Rod will be sitting down with Peter Gammons within the 2 o'clock hour this afternoon, and the interview will air at 6pm tonight during Sports Center. Scott Boras has obviously been trying to find an avenue to start the PR campaign, and the first step will be taking place on ESPN. I'll be sure to get the video for you as soon as the interview is over.
ESPN is "finalizing" plans for an interview with Alex Rodriguez, a network spokesman said early Monday afternoon.
It is not clear when that interview would take place - likely sometime later this afternoon - or with whom, but a person familiar with the discussions who declined to be identified said the most likely interviewer would be veteran baseball journalist Peter Gammons, who has a history of being relatively sympathetic to Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was in The Bahamas when the news broke Saturday but he since then is believed to have huddled with his agent, Scott Boras, about how to handle the public relations fallout.
Update: According to ESPN, via Gammons, A-Rod admits to using PEDs.
ESPN working on 'finalizing' first interview with A-Rod (Watchdog)