Alex Rodriguez Files Another Lawsuit

    October 5, 2013
    Ann Casano
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Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees are not even in the post season and yet the third baseman remains a news headline. Out of the 13 players that were suspended this past season due to the Biogenesis scandal, A. Rod is the only player who appealed his suspension. The explanation is easy to see, he was the only one suspended for 211 games, which for an oft-injured 38-year-old professional baseball player, it would probably mean his career.

So A. Rod is fighting back with yet another lawsuit. Last night, A. Rod’s litigation team filed a lawsuit against New York Yankee team doctor Chris Ahmad and The New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. In the suit, Rodriguez accuses them of malpractice concerning an MRI which he contends showed a injury to his left hip.

Friday’s lawsuit was not the first and it seems will not be the last. On Thursday, A. Rod’s legal team went after Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig. The claim states that the Commissioner and MLB were purposely trying to smear Rodriguez’s name and ruin his career, calling the proposed suspension “a witch hunt.”

The complaint states, “They have ignored the procedures set forth in baseball’s collectively bargained labor agreement; violated the strict confidentiality imposed by these agreements; paid individuals millions of dollars and made promises of future employment to individuals in order to get them to produce documents and to testify on MLB’s behalf; bullied and intimidated those individuals who refused to cooperate with their witch hunt; and singled out plaintiff for an unprecedented 211-game suspension — the longest non-permanent ban in baseball history.”

As you can expect the twitter world is having its say:

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  • Hypocritical

    Alex is not in the right but the whole issue is hypocritical. We all know that professional athletes are using steroids. All you have to do is look. It is blatantly obvious. Most fans are delusional if they think steroids aren’t everywhere — in high school, college, and the pros. People are outraged that there are steroids in baseball but turn a blind eye to what they see in the NFL every Sunday. It is all just hypocritical. The funny thing is baseball was never more popular than during the steroid era. Now, it is hard to even stay awake at a baseball game.

    Honestly, I couldn’t care less. Nothing is on a level playing field in sports. Absolutely nothing. Those that think things are “even” have never been athletes. If a person wants to use steroids, they should be able to do whatever they want with their own bodies — just don’t come complaining to me when you die from it.

    My only concern is at the high school level. Steroids are rampant in high school. What? You really think that high schoolers are doing every drug imaginable but drawing the line at steroids? A drug that makes them better looking, stronger, and faster? Please. Like I said, the evidence is right before your eyes. All you have to do is look at how big high school athletes are now. It is actually kind of funny – on a high school team you will have kids that look like kids and then you will have other kids that look like 35 year old men. Yet, parents blindly say that everything is on the up and up.