Found October 15, 2013 on
The verbal fisticuffs of Alex Rodriguez's appeals process nearly escalated into a full-blown brawl.
Rodriguez's fiery defense attorney, Joseph Tacopina, "had to be physically restrained" from attempting to fight one of the representatives of Major League Baseball star witness Anthony Bosch during a hearing at MLB's New York offices, sources told the New York Daily News.
According to the newspaper's sources, Tacopina became frustrated early on in the proceedings with the amount of time being dedicated to the testimony of Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis clinic that allegedly distributed steroids to Rodriguez and other major leaguers.
Tacopina reportedly asked an MLB attorney how much longer Bosch's testimony would take, sparking an altercation between Tacopina and Julio Ayala, one of Bosch's lawyers. The Daily News' account of the exchange is as follows.
The attorney, the sources said, told Tacopina that Bosch's testimony would take several more hours and might spill over to the next day. "Well, I guess we have all of October, and by then Mr. Bosch will be in jail," Tacopina replied, referring to the fact that Bosch and his now-defunct clinic are being investigated by Florida state authorities and federal law-enforcement officials from the Southern District of Florida.
"If he is, he is not going alone," Ayala fired back, implying that if Bosch goes to prison, he is taking Rodriguez with him.
Tacopina, a former hockey player who holds the Skidmore College record for most penalty minutes in a season, then made a derogatory statement about Ayala and "his lying wife," Susy Ribero-Ayala, another attorney representing Bosch, angering Julio Ayala. Tacopina then "bull-rushed" Ayala, who went toe-to-toe with Tacopina, in the words of one source.
Ayala, a former high school football player, stood his ground, but other attorneys restrained Tacopina before any punches were thrown. Eventually, the two men calmed down, and the hearing resumed after the break.
Tacopina reportedly offered an apology the following day, which Ayala accepted, and both declined to comment on the situation.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It’s not just Alex Rodriguez versus Major League Baseball anymore. They’re not the only ones getting in the ring, taping up their hands, and waiting for the bell to ring.
Now it’s the lawyers, too.
With Rodriguez’s hearing before arbitrator Frederic Horowitz set to resume tomorrow, the news has come out that a lawyer for A-Rod and a lawyer for Anthony Bosch...
We have not heard a whole lot from the ongoing legal proceedings involving New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and his 211-game suspension, but that does not mean the arbitration process has lacked fireworks. According to the NY Daily News, Alex Rodriguez’s defense attorney Joe Tacopina nearly got into a brawl with one of Anthony […]
Alex Rodriguez will continue his appeal against Major League Baseball this Wednesday in New York, as he’ll continue to present his case to reduce his 211-game suspension in front of arbitrator Frederick Horowitz. Part of A-Rod’s case will include his beliefs that the New York Yankees are trying to keep him off the field in order to save the near $30 million he will he owed in...
A new book by “740″ author Michael Gross is set to dish on all the shinnanigans that took place at FIFTEEN Central Park West, where Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez rented a $30,000 per month apartment and had neighbors like Denzel Washington, Sting and Bob Costas. “House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, The World’s Most Powerful Address,” details ARod’s...
Yesterday I wrote that shortstop might be the hardest position for the New York Yankees to fill this off season, but third base might be their hardest plan. Alex Rodriguez is slated to continue his appeal for the 211-game suspension handed down by Major league Baseball back in August, and assuming the process wraps up this week, the Yankees should know by Thanksgiving whether or...
The verbal fisticuffs of Alex Rodriguez‘s appeals process nearly escalated into a full-blown brawl.
Rodriguez’s fiery defense attorney, Joseph Tacopina, “had to be physically restrained” from attempting to fight one of the representatives of Major League Baseball star witness Anthony Bosch during a hearing at MLB’s New York offices, sources told the New York Daily News...
When the phrase "legal battle" is used, it's not usually meant to be literal. It nearly was, however, earlier this month during Alex Rodriguez's suspension appeal. According to the New York Daily News, Rodriguez attorney Joe Tacopina nearly came to blows with Julio Ayala, one of the attorneys for Anthony Bosch, during a break in testimony. When Bosch's testimony...
There is very little that could be said about New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez that could surprise us a this point. Entertain us? Well, that’s a different story. And some recent rumors about A-Rod’s alleged escapades with prostitutes are entertainment at its finest. An upcoming book written by Michael Gross called “House of Outrageous […]
Alex Rodriguez decided last summer that he needed a street fighter in his corner to beat his 211-game doping suspension.
When he hired lawyer Joe Tacopina in August he got one.
The high-profile defense attorney had to be physically restrained from brawling with another lawyer two weeks ago during his defense of Rodriguez when the steroid-stained slugger’s appeal kicked off in...
In a somewhat surprising interview, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman defended troubled third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
Forget the fact that the Yankees missed the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years, they’re old and banged up, and likely trying to maneuver their payroll under the $189 million threshold — those factors alone would be reason enough for Cashman to try...
I'm not sure who coined the phrase "there's no such thing as bad publicity", but I'm willing to bet Alex Rodriguez doesn't agree.
Wednesday, some excerpts from the upcoming Michael Gross book House of Outrageous Fortunes were released and among the claims...juicy rumors about the New York Yankees slugger.
According to the New York Post, some of things...
Alex Rodriguez has been a lightning rod for controversy in pinstripes, there’s no doubt about that. With a current 200+ game suspension looming in regards to the Bio-genesis scandal (Rodriguez IS appealing) and a massive contract, some might wonder why the Yankees want to keep him around. Well, it looks like Brian Cashman is an A-Rod supporter and doesn’t want him to go anywhere...
In a previous post, I suggested that Brian Cashman was less than candid yesterday, when he told a radio interview that he wants Alex Rodriguez back next year at $25 million.In fact, Cashman said exactly what he said... with qualifiers. To enhance the listening, or reading process, I have decided to print the statement in full, sizing the qualifiers as they were meant to be emphasized...
In early September Mike Lupica of the NY Daily News reported that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig wanted Yankees Alex Rodriguez in the postseason in 2013
English: Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
about as much as he wanted Barry Bonds to break the home run record of Selig’s dear friend, the great Henry Aaron.
It is no secret Selig has been on a mission to turn A-Rod into the...
MLB awards do not necessarily go to the highest paid player. Shrewd teams get bang for their buck.
What do we know about this year’s potential award winners? Well, Francisco Liriano and Max Scherzer wins are relatively cheap. The Dodgers also have a lot of money.
By the way, Alex Rodriguez home runs cost about four million dollars apiece this season.
Created by www.financesonline...