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Friday, July 31, 2015

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Alex Rodriguez will reportedly sue MLB if suspension is not lifted

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is not going to go down without a fight. If that wasn’t obvious before this week, it should have become so when he hired one of New York’s top criminal defense lawyers to represent him. While the general assumption is that A-Rod wants his suspension reduced, a new report…Read More

Alex Rodriguez hires top criminal defense lawyer Joe Tacopina

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is reportedly pulling out all the stops to defend himself against the 211-game suspension he was given by Major League Baseball. According to the NY Post’s Page Six, A-Rod has hired top New York criminal defense lawyer Joe Tacopina to head up his legal team. Tacopina is known for…Read More

Report: Alex Rodriguez secretively got products from Victor Conte

Alex Rodriguez consulted BALCO founder Victor Conte and secretively purchased legal products from the chemist last year, according to a report. The New York Daily News says Rodriguez, with the assistance of former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski, sought out Conte last season and asked for legal products that could help give him an edge. Conte,…Read More

Biogenesis has some hilarious Yelp reviews

Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis anti-aging clinic may have a horrendous reputation among Major League Baseball executives and fans, but it has some fantastic reviews online. A number of folks who claim to have gone to Bosch’s clinic for treatment have recently taken to the popular review website Yelp and shared their experiences. Before we create confusion,…Read More

MLBPA director Michael Weiner: Alex Rodriguez suspension is ‘almost ridiculous’

Major League Baseball made an unprecedented move on Monday when it suspended New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez for 211 games because of his alleged involvement with Biogenesis. A-Rod has never failed a non-survey drug test, and the penalty for first-time offenders is a 50-game suspension. The belief is that Rodriguez interfered with MLB’s investigation…Read More

Why MLB suspended Alex Rodriguez 211 games

Major League Baseball acted outside the scope of the league’s drug policy when it suspended Alex Rodriguez 211 games. The league’s drug policy calls for a 50-game suspension for a first violation of the policy; 100-game suspension for the second; and a lifetime ban for a third violation. Rodriguez never failed a drug test, so…Read More

Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia cleared in Biogenesis suspensions

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia were the only players who were cleared by MLB despite appearing in Biogenesis’ records. From the start, Gonzalez had a strong explanation for appearing in the records. According to the Miami New Times, Gonzalez’s name appeared in the charts five times. Gonzalez’s father’s name…Read More

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