Found July 31, 2013 on The Roosevelts:

Report: MLB Seeking to Suspend Alex Rodriguez Under Collective Bargaining Agreement, Not Drug Policy

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned. Rodriguez has never been disciplined for a drug offense, and a first offender under baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement...

Report: Bud Selig is ready for war with Alex Rodriguez

While the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are sort out their own dysfunctional mess, Major League Baseball’s commissioner Bud Selig is allegedly preparing to drop a bombshell of his own. According to a report, Selig is prepared to swing the hammer with a forthcoming suspension for the third baseman. If Rodriguez appeals, that is where it will get testy. Please click here...

Alex Rodriguez, Others Facing Biogenesis Suspensions by Monday Deadline

NEW YORK — Pressure to get suspensions over with before the playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball’s latest drug scandal. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is expected to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas...

Bizarre Sports Illustrated Cover Boy A-Rod Wants to 'Continue to be a Roll Model'

Alex Rodriguez covers this week's Sports Illustrated. The one with the The Last Days of A-Rod (Nothing dies pretty. Reputations, marriages, dream careers: They can sail for sails undented: even at 38, you can be all kinds of gorgeous. But the end? The End is Pain, and Pain is Ugly) cover. And A-Rod is as bizarre as Arod always is. The probable pending self-inflicted banishment...

Report: MLB Preparing To Ban Alex Rodriguez For Life

  Yankees are ready to exhale the second MLB delivers the death blow. If Biogenesis-gate has taught us one all important thing it’s that Major League Baseball has finally grown a back bone and isn’t playing around when it comes to players and performance enhancing drugs. USA Today dropped the expected, but still shocking bombshell that MLB is very serious about hitting Arod...

Report: Only Alex Rodriguez Willing To Fight Suspension

  Surprise, Surprise… The rest of the players involved in Biogenesis-gate are expected to take their suspensions of 50 games or more, without appeal. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan, has reported that the suspensions will be handed out within 72 hours, with just Arod expected to make some noise. Those among the unlucky bunch include notables like Nelson Cruz of the Rangers and Jhonny...

Jay-Z team goes to bat for A-Rod

While Alex Rodriguez prepares to face the music in the looming Major League Baseball PED investigation, the beleaguered Yankees player has one famous friend singing the third baseman's praises — and it sounds like A-Rod is still OK with Jay-Z. While A-Rod's suspension looks imminent, last week, according to The New York Post,  Jordan Siev, a lawyer for the rapper-turned...

Report: MLB May Try to Suspend Alex Rodriguez Via The CBA not PED Rules

A-Rod’s attorney says he is going to fight any punishment, so MLB is trying to find away where he can’t appeal any ruling. THIS JUST IN: MLB may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under collective bargaining agreement, not PED rules. (via ESPN & media reports) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 30, 2013 Speculation is running wild on what that punishment will be, we should...

Column: Not a lot of sympathy for Alex Rodriguez

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The Detroit Tigers know what's coming, so they went out and got themselves a new shortstop for the rest of the season. The Yankees know, too, though they don't seem nearly as concerned about their upcoming loss. The dominoes are falling in baseball's latest drug scandal and by now everyone but Alex Rodriguez...

A-Rod facing LIFETIME BAN if he Doesn’t Comply with MLB on Biogenesis Case?

It’s decision time for Alex Rodriguez.   SBNation is reporting that the MLB has given A-Rod an ultimatum in regards to the ongoing Biogenesis PED case. Either agree to a plea deal with the MLB or face a lifetime ban.   According to Craig Calcaterra of Hardballtalk: The source (a source close to the Biogenesis case that Calcaterra is in contact with) says that Major League Baseball...

MLB preparing lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez

Major League Baseball will likely announce the Biogenesis suspensions this weekend. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, MLB is prepared to ban Alex Rodriguez for life and suspend others due to their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that A-Rod and Major League Baseball are negotiating a possible suspension, with MLB holding out with the...

Buck Showalter angry Alex Rodriguez suspension could let Yankees off the hook

The New York Yankees may be the biggest winners when Major League Baseball inevitably announces that it has suspended Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, who has two bad hips and a quad that may or may not be lame, is currently playing under one of the worst contracts in all of sports. The Yankees still owe him [...]

Report: A-Rod facing lifetime ban

Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in baseball's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

A-Rod Lawyer: He'll Appeal Any Suspension

Well, the proverbial gauntlet has been thrown down. Any hopes MLB had that Alex Rodriguez would be reasonable and accept a suspension until the start of the 2015 season have been dashed by The Fraudulent One's lawyer. David Cornwell told ESPN that " expectation is that we'll be working toward an appeal." Really? Hello, lifetime ban.

Buck Showalter steamed at Yanks' possible A-Rod windfall

The longer Alex Rodriguez could be suspended the more it could help the New York Yankees. And that infuriates Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Forget the money and drugs — it's competitive imbalance that has Showalter steamed. Showalter who managed Rodriguez on the Texas Rangers says he has no interest in discussing the suspension possibilities surrounding the Yankees...
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