Lawsuit alleges significant MLB player agency provided players with PEDs – CBSSports.com

Juan Carlos Nunez, a former employee of the baseball player representation agency ACES, has filed a lawsuit against ACES heads Seth and Sam Levinson claiming they made under-the-table payments to players, and also directed clients to people who could provide performance-enhancing drugs, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The lawsuit was filed in the New York State Supreme Court, and Nunez is seeking $2 million in unpaid commissions plus $500,000 for fees and expenses. Here are some more details, via Heyman:

The lawsuit, which claims ACES has been providing MLB players with PEDs for decades, purports to have a signed affidavit from Kirk Radomski, who pleaded guilty to two such charges and was a major player in MLB’s Mitchell Report on PED usage a decade ago, and also goes into minute detail about the Levinsons’ alleged involvement with convicted drug dealer Anthony Bosch of Biogenesis, and how Sam Levinson introduced (Melky) Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and other MLB players to Bosch and was aware that Bosch’s regimen for the players contained HGH, testosterone and performance-enhancing “gummies.”

The lawsuit, which also claims the Levinsons make “under-the-table” payments to clients, says the Levinsons’ mantra was to do “whatever it took,” even if it meant doing things in violation of the laws of the United States and the rules of MLB and the players union and that Nunez was “thrown under the bus to protect their own reputations” and made to take the fall for the harebrained schemes to try to fool MLB regarding Cabrera’s failed test. Those schemes, memorably, included, devising a phony Website, which Nunez said was the idea of Seth Levinson, designed to fake out MLB into thinking Cabrera mistakenly took a PED after reading about it online rather than obtaining it from convicted drug dealer Anthony Bosch via

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