A Florida appeals court has ruled Major League Baseball can take a deposition from a cousin of Alex Rodriguez as part of the sport’s lawsuit involving banned substances.
A-Rod’s explosive in-studio interview on WFAN may have just been the introduction. The Yankees star is nearing a lucrative agreement for a book about his feud with MLB, according to the New York Post.
In a 33-page amended complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the lawyers said: “Mr. Selig lacked the courage of his convictions to explain under oath the reasons for the suspension.”
The Cardinals’ signing drew quite a reaction from some big leaguers: “Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use,” Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler tweeted.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer acknowledged the possibility of his client unknowingly taking a banned substance, but said it wasn’t the backbone of his defense. “Here’s the thing: it would defy science.”
On Twitter, Gammons wrote that he misspoke and called it a “a stupid, poorly worded comp.”
In what is now becoming the arbitration with no ending, Yankees President Randy Levine testified on Day 10 of the Alex Rodriguez appeal of his unprecedented 211-game suspension.
Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing Tuesday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer.
Yankees president Randy Levine headed to Major League Baseball’s office to testify Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.
Alex Rodriguez is in California with flu-like symptoms and was unable to fly to New York for Friday’s session, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press.
MLB has threatened A-Rod with additional discipline if he answers questions at an interview and denies using PEDs during the period in question.
Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of MLB on Thursday. Chief operating officer Rob Manfred returned fire, calling this the “latest, sad chapter” in A-Rod’s “tarnished career.”
“It is sad that Commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime,” Rodriguez said. “I have 100 percent faith in my legal team.”
It’s the old formula for A-Rod. Deny, deny, deny until somebody proves otherwise. The way baseball is stumbling around with this, they may never prove anything.
Joe Tacopina is disputing that Major League Baseball has any evidence otherwise in its effort to suspend Alex Rodriguez 211 games for his ties to Biogenesis.