Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Alex Rodriguez's high-powered lawyer Joe Tacopina was blindsided by "Today Show" host Matt Lauer when the famous criminal lawyer claimed he was anxious to talk about Rodriguez and his case against baseball — as he fights to overturn a 211 game ban he was given for his part in the Biogenesis scandal — but wasn't allowed to because of MLB's confidentiality clause. Little did the lawyer know what was about to hit him in a gripping display of legal gamemanship. Appearing on the nationally-televised interview, Tacopina said, "If the Vice President of Major League baseball would be good enough to waive the confidentiality clause, I would love nothing more than to talk about Alex's Rodriguez's testing history and various things. I would love nothing more,"  Lauer was prepared for that response and surprised the attorney by revealing that baseball had sent him the confidentially waiver overnight. He said that if Tacopina signed it, then “everyone” on both sides could talk.  “They
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