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“(It’s) horrible,” Cuban said. “I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. He does … (211 games), that’s personal.”
The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions, but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the third baseman was “way out of line.”
Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.
A-Rod and 12 other MLB players were suspended in the performance-enhancing drug scandal and, naturally, celebrities and athletes alike took to Twitter to sound off on Major League Baseball’s punishments.
Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic. Valdespin will accept the 50-game ban without an appeal.
Alex Rodriguez played in a simulated game Thursday, probably the last step before the New York Yankees send him on a second minor league injury rehabilitation assignment — if he’s not suspended first.
“Suspensions and testing and the whole drug program that they’ve got is obviously a failure,” Fay Vincent said. “It’s not working, and something has to be done to keep these guys from doing what they’re doing.”
It’s been a lot to digest — that’s for sure. In question-and-answer form, here is a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball’s possible suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
A-Rod’s reputation has been severely damaged since admitting to using PEDs in 2009.
An MLB source told CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod that the five-time American League home-run champion could be looking at a lifetime ban. So will the three-time American League MVP cut a deal with the league?
Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty following MLB’s investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, (we will),” Cashman told ESPN. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”
A league executive told CBS News that Anthony Bosch could implicate up to 25 players, including some stars not currently connected to the firestorm.
Unlike Alex Rodriguez, there is nothing to suggest that superstar second baseman Robinson Cano is among the roughly 20 players who might be suspended for their ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic, according to a report.
Steinbrenner can repeat “innocent until proven guilty” all he wants as far as the current investigation goes. If nothing else, A-Rod suffers from guilt by association.