Alex Rodriguez Files Lawsuit Over Lengthy Suspension


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Following an extended suspension, Alex Rodriguez has decided to fight back and has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and its players' union.

He has been attacked throughout his career, and hated by a number of people for a variety of reasons, but was that type of suspension necessary?

Alex Rodriguez's most recent suspension was discussed recently after appearing on an episode of 60 Minutes.

Although he did not make an appearance on the show, much like Lance Armstrong, the man who was directly involved and claiming that he knew what Rodriguez did, did make a special appearance on the show.

Anthony Bosch, founder of Biogenesis, claims that he started providing A-Rod with PEDs in 2010, and was the one who to reveal the personal account of what happened between him and the star baseball player on national television.

Frederic Horowitc, the arbitrator in the case, stated that there was clear evidence that Alex Rodriguez used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.

He believes that there is strong evidence against Rodriguez and wants to bring him to justice. Horowitz said "While this length of suspension may be unprecedented for a MLB player, so is the misconduct he committed."

After Major League Baseball released a statement saying that they believed the 211-game suspension was fair, they would focus on their efforts of eliminating performance-enhancing substances from the sport of baseball.

He retaliated with this post on his Facebook page.

After their statement, Alex Rodriguez said that he would vow to continue to fight their decision, and wants to be able to continue playing baseball.

Rodriguez previously had an even longer suspension, but the latest punishment of the illegal drugs that he was taking has been brought down to 162 games, plus all of the postseason games in 2014.

Despite the fact that he is still campaigning to have it reduced, his punishment was originally set at 211 games last August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract.

Whether his latest punishment seems fair or not, Alex Rodriguez is going to continue to fight and plead his innocence. In his current situation, Rodriguez will not be able to play baseball at all during 2014, and as someone who has been plagued with troubles in the past, who knows what will happen next. What does the future hold for Yankees star Alex Rodriguez?

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