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

  • Tad Johnson

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 is unwilling to agree to a suspension of Rodriguez in the 100-game range, demanding much more time off, even in the context of a settlement. The league, according to the source, believes that it has “compelling evidence” of significant malfeasance on Rodriguez’s part, including use of performance enhancing drugs, steering other players who sought to take PEDs to the Biogenesis clinic and his attempts to obtain and possibly destroy evidence from the Biogenesis clinic. Rodriguez and his attorneys, the source says, strongly dispute allegations of steering players to Biogenesis and attempting to destroy evidence.

 

Discipline may start being handed down in the case as soon as Friday, and that’s when things are really going to get intense not just for A-Rod, but plenty of others who are connected with the clinic accused of giving PED’s to professional athletes such as Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz, and Yasmani Grandal. Ryan Braun has already been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, and his reputation is taking a massive dive. What does this mean for Rodriguez, who has already seen his popularity and respect within the baseball community seemingly hit rock bottom after first admitting to taking performance enhancers.

It’s about to get a heck of a lot worse for A-Rod. The MLB is seeking to suspend him for the rest of 2013 and the 2014 season without pay, but if Rodriguez doesn’t agree to the suspension, he’s facing a lifetime ban from the game.

What does this mean for the Yankees? Are they fully ready to see the third baseman they payed a kings fortune for be suspended for a year and a half or even be banned from the game forever?

UPDATE:

TJ Quinn is live tweeting right now discussing the A-Rod/Biogenesis/suspension story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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