On the morning that Mets minor leaguer Cesar Puello refused to field questions about an alleged link to a Miami clinic accused of providing him and many others with performance-enhancing drugs, a far more prominent player had strong words for drug cheats - but said he was sticking with his embattled agents.
"If you cheat, I hope you get caught," David Wright told the Daily News. "I don't care if you're with the same agency I'm with or not. If you're a cheater, I hope you get caught, and I hope you get punished."
Wright is represented by Seth and Sam Levinson, who found themselves in the middle of a scandal last summer when their client Melky Cabrera drew a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. As the Daily News first reported, Cabrera and former Levinson associate Juan Carlos Nunez devised a fictitious website in an attempted cover-up.
The Levinsons denied any knowledge of those activities. At the time, Wright needed to hear that himself, so he asked his longtime agents for an explanation. Satisfied that the Levinsons were not involved with PEDs, he remained with the agency, which in December negotiated an eight-year, $138 million contract for him.
Since then, the Biogenesis scandal has brought new scrutiny on the Levinsons. Puello is a client, as is former Met Fernando Martinez, also linked by ESPN's Outside the Lines to the clinic on Tuesday.
Other Levinson clients linked to Biogenesis include Seattle catcher and former Yankee Jesus Montero, Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz and San Diego reliever Fautino De Los Santos.
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David Wright has a strong message for fellow players about steroids: ‘If you cheat, I hope you get caught’
New York Daily News | Feb 20