Valdespin wasn’t exactly on solid footing in the Mets organization, and that was before his 50-game suspension as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into Biogenesis.
The Yankees star will appeal the ban, which takes effect Thursday. He’ll be allowed to play during the grievance process and made his season debut Monday night in Chicago.
No lifetime ban? MLB is about to send a clear message — that baseball will welcome back any offender, no matter how heinous his involvement in PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez might not make it back to the Yankees this year. Or ever. MLB is threatening to kick A-Rod out of the game for life unless he agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal.
“If (A-Rod’s team is) going to fight this thing like they claim they’re going to,” Madden told WFAN radio, “then it’s going to get very ugly.”
A-Rod may have to start serving a suspension as soon as it is announced rather than wait for a grievance to play out. And merely threatening that position might give MLB leverage to force a deal.
Baseball could reportedly use a clause in the CBA to tack penalties on top of a potential suspension if investigators conclude that Alex Rodriguez interfered in the league’s Biogenesis probe.
Joe Girardi says the Yankees will “cross that bridge” later if baseball suspends Alex Rodriguez for his reported link to Biogenesis.
North Dakota has suspended men’s basketball play-by-play radio announcer Paul Ralston for two games after he used the phrase “choke job” following an overtime loss to Northern Arizona.
An advocacy group this week was defending the conduct of a Montclair State University student who was suspended for making unflattering comments at the bottom of what the group called a “politically charged” YouTube video by another student.
Anthony didn’t believe he would be suspended because he said he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not fight. But the NBA ruled otherwise.
A New York City teacher who had been fired for ranting about her students on Facebook will instead be suspended for two years without pay.
Attorneys for the players argued the case before Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass in Newark. Bass upheld the suspensions and will forward her finding to the state’s education commissioner for a final decision.
The Port Authority announced that the suspension was due to a signal problem, and was expected to be temporary.
Police said the alleged rape happened Friday morning behind an apartment building in Inwood. Pena, drunk and in plain clothes, asked a woman for directions, police say.