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Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer said Major League Baseball’s evidence against the Yankees’ slugger is so weak that he shouldn’t serve even one inning of his 211-game suspension.
In an interview with the New York Times, lawyer Joseph Tacopina blasted the Bronx Bombers and Major League Baseball for conspiring to nullify A-Rod’s huge contract.
Commissioner Bud Selig called it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30 teams. The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November.
In the first segment, Madden gave his take on the A-Rod suspension and made some claims about what was initially offered to the slugger and how the process played out. In the second part of the interview, however, things got heated.
It’s more than acceptable to dislike Rodriguez, but acting as if his punishment and process should be different than that of any other player because of his paycheck, accolades or insecure personality is ridiculous.
“(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.”
A lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of a volunteer at last month’s 2013 All-Star FanFest claims Major League Baseball violated federal and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay more than 2,000 volunteers.
With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They also designated infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment, and Alex Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list.
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.
MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez is on the list, according to CBS News.
“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.”
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.
Two years ago, baseball added sexual discrimination language into its collective bargaining agreement with players. Now, the organization is taking additional steps to make the policy clear.
The event kicked off at 7:30 p.m. and went on in spite of a dislocated shoulder that the singer suffered while shooting a promo for her new song #Beautiful.