As if New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez didn’t already have enough on his plate, he is reportedly facing a $5 million lawsuit from his cousin Yuri Sucart. According to the website TheMLBNation.com, the lawsuit is based on libel, defamation of character, fraud and dues owed.
When Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs several years ago, he and Sucart had a falling out after A-Rod publicly accused his cousin of pushing him to use steroids and also injecting him with PEDs on multiple occasions. A-Rod made a peace offering when he bought a diamond-studded ring for Sucart after the Yankees won the World Series in 2009, but Sucart sold it to a collector in South Florida.
Sucart has been banned from the Yankees facilities, team flights and buses. He reportedly proposed a settlement for Rodriguez which was turned down, and the case is now headed for trial seeking $5 million in damages.
Both Rodriguez’s and Sucart’s names have surfaced in the MLB and DEA investigation involving Anthony Bosch’s anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. A-Rod has denied his involvement, but authorities are in the process of determining whether Rodriguez, Sucart and several other players and people involved with baseball obtained steroids from Bosch.
Via NY Post