If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch surrendered to authorities Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids to professional and high school athletes, and while he went down, so did six of his colleagues. Yes, that includes Yuri Sucart, the cousin of Rodriguez. That includes Juan Carlos Nunez, who worked for ACES, the agency that had 10 clients suspended in the Biogenesis investigation. And that spells trouble. Remember when one major-league player told USA TODAY Sports last year that he was informed there were 90 major-league and minor-league players whose names surfaced in the documents? Maybe they all start spilling out. "There probably are going to be a bunch of guys who are worried now that the feds are involved,'' Kirk Radomski, the former New York Mets clubhouse attendant, who provided performance-enhancing drugs to players, told USA TODAY Sports. He plead guilty in 2007 to distributing steroids and money laundering, and was a key witness in the 409-page Mitchell report. "I think baseball proved last year that it doesn't take much for baseball to suspend these guys. If Bosch comes up with more names, a lot of the guys won't fight it." While there could be more players who surface, and suspensions who follow, there will be plenty of eyes on the sports agencies too. The Levinsons, under investigation by the Major League Baseball Players Association, have vehemently denied any involvement in procuring performance-enhancing drugs, saying they were unaware of Nunez's illegal activity.
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