Report: Yankees’ Rodriguez Plans To Sue MLB If Ban Is Not Lifted
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Alex Rodriguez plans to sue Major League Baseball in federal court next month if his suspension related to the league’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal isn’t lifted, according to TMZ.com.
The Yankees third baseman is currently appealing a 211-game suspension for his alleged ties to Biogenesis, the closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing PEDs. Twelve other players will serve 50-game bans. Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun previously accepted a 65-game suspension.
TMZ’s sources called the investigation of A-Rod “abusive and borderline illegal” and said the league has “no proof” that he allegedly obstructed the Biogenesis probe.
The website’s sources also said A-Rod tested negative 11 times in the past few years and hasn’t “knowingly” used a banned substance since 2003. Rodriguez admitted in 2009 to PED use from 2001-03 while playing for the Texas Rangers.
The New York Post reported this week that A-Rod added high-profile criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina to his legal team.
“Joe is a fighter, and that is what Alex needs right now,” a source told the Post. “He has been brought on to reinforce the trial team, there’s a possibility this could go all the way to federal court. Joe is known for putting the hammer down, he’s going to take on the Yankees and take on MLB.”
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories