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The Alex Rodriguez steroid hearings/saga took an interesting turn on Wednesday.
According to the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez believes Tony Bosch "duped" him into taking illegal substances. Arod believed that the substances were "innocent, legal substances."
We have heard this one a million times in the past. In this day and age athletes need to be responsible for knowing what goes into their bodies and can't trust others to hold that responsibility.
But did they really use this defense? Arod's lawyers on the other hand are claiming that a source misrepresented their defense and that this isn't true:
"We cannot provide any details of this hearing as the Chair of the Arbitration Panel has issued an order prohibiting all parties from commenting publicly on the confidential proceedings, but what is being reported is NOT true," the statement said.
Either way, Rodriguez's lawyers will cross-examine Bo...
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Most of the circus surrounding Alex Rodriguez‘s appeal of his Major League Baseball suspension has been contained to commissioner Bud Selig‘s New York offices. But the few things that are leaking out reveal that good old A-Rod may still have some tricks up his sleeve.
Rodriguez’s camp is defending the slugger by saying that, while he did buy supplements from the Biogenesis...
Get ready for Alex Rodriguez to interrupt another postseason with his off-field issues. Arod's fight to defend his name started on Monday. He is in New York for arbitration hearings that will determine if the MLB can enforce the 211-game ban they served him this year.
It's frustrating because this story has been a thorn in the Yankees' side all year, and now it...
Monday marked the start of postseason baseball and also marked the start of Alex Rodriguez appeal season too.
It's possible that this could carry on for more than a month. This is because it is technically A-Rod's first PED violation offense and the players association filed a grievance to force an appeal. So any suspension wouldn't begin until being decided...
The grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension began Monday before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.
The New York Yankees third baseman was wearing a business suit and accompanied by lawyers when he arrived for the session at Major League Baseball's headquarters in midtown Manhattan.
A three-time AL MVP, Rodriguez was suspended Aug. 5 for alleged violations of...
Alex Rodriguez’s appeal of his 211-game ban from baseball is officially underway at the MLB offices this week and, surprise surprise, there was a crowd of A-Rod supporters standing outside of the hearing pleading for justice for the Yankees third baseman.
It seems like a crazy thing to do because, well, it is. It’s not like this is A-Rod’s first strike in terms of banned substances...
Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that Alex Rodriguez had indicated that he believe the supplements he received from the now-defunct Biogenesis anti-aging clinic were legal. Rodriguez's defense team has quickly come out to say that is not true. The proceedings of the arbitration are not made available to the public, but Rodriguez's representative says the New...
Alex Rodriguez said the only dope being taken was himself after claiming he was tricked into taking steroids by Biogenesis proprietor Anthony Bosch. A-Rod —who is fighting a 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball — claims Bosch duped him into using the banned supplements at Tuesday's arbitration hearing. According to the N.Y. Daily News, a source with knowledge...
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is reportedly claiming he unknowingly took substances that are banned by Major League Baseball. According to the NY Daily News, Rodriguez and his lawyers have been presenting a case at his arbitration hearing that is based on the idea that the 37-year-old believed the drugs he obtained from Anthony […]
Alex Rodriguez reportedly filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Thursday. The New York Times has reported that A-Rod’s lawyers have accused MLB of buying the cooperation of Biogenesis boss Anthony Bosch as part of an ongoing “witch hunt” to find a way to force the slugger out of the sport. The suit, which […]
This is going to come as a huge shock, but Alex Rodriguez is claiming he didn't know the products he was getting from Biogenesis were performance-enhancing drugs.
The New York Daily News reports that Rodriguez is pleading ignorance as part of his suspension appeal, saying he thought they were just legal (and, apparently, very expensive) supplements.
Whether or not Alex Rodriguez was duped by Tony Bosch or not, whether the Yankees will have $27.5 million dollars extra to spend on free agents or not, this is going to be an appeal hearing in front of an arbitrator to end all appeal hearings in front of an arbitrator.
Okay, normally an appeal hearing is not the stuff or prime time courtroom dramas or TMZ, but this one...
Boomer & Carton's Tommy Lugauer asked the apparently unemployed crew that Fernando Mateo's Hispanics Across America assembled outside Alex Rodriguez' arbitration hearing some Yankees trivia.
It didn't go well for the crew.
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Fernando Mateo, president of the Hispanics Across America group, joined Boomer & Carton to talk Alex Rodriguez today. Mateo wants stronger MLB PED testing in the Dominican Republic, weaker punishment for Arod, and for the league to teach reading and writing to Hispanic ballplayers.
Asked about that member of his assembled support crew who, when asked by the NY Daily News who...
Here we go again, as another off-season full of false promises made by the New York Yankees ownership has already begun.
In case you missed it, yesterday, GM Brian Cashman held his annual end-of-season press conference but on the wrong end of October.
The Yankees GM answered everything asked from this past season’s failures to Alex Rodriguez’s pending PED hearings and possible...