Posted July 22, 2013

Report: Alex Rodriguez ‘all but assured’ of major suspension

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Alex Rodriguez could be facing a 150-game suspension. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez could be facing a 150-game suspension. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is “all but assured” of receiving a major suspension from Major League Baseball, according to CBS Sports reporter Jon Heyman.

Rodriguez, who has never been suspended by MLB for using performance-enhancing drugs, is expected to face a suspension lengthier than the 50 games that first-time offenders must serve for violating MLB’s substance abuse policy.

According to Heyman’s report, Rodriguez declined to answer questions MLB investigators had when they interviewed Rodriguez about his connection to the Biogenesis clinic. If the league can prove Rodriguez was using performance-enhancing drugs before or after their interviews with Rodriguez, he could be facing a 150-game suspension.

Rodriguez is among reportedly 15 players who could be suspended by MLB in the coming weeks for connection with the Biogenesis clinic. Rodriguez was attempting to return to the Yankees this week after hip surgery but a tight quadriceps muscle delayed his season debut. It is unclear when, or if, Rodriguez will re-join the Yankees this season.

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22 comments
NormaRae
NormaRae

Ban him for life and put all players on notices. Hell, Pete Rose should be back before any of these guys should be. 

rzlovelot
rzlovelot

well, if you actually believed all the allegations, you would think he is the worse baseball criminal mind in the last century, yet he has avoided ever being accused of as much as a Parking Ticket. That is the plain writing on the wall. I do not think he is that good. Not to mention MLB & FEDs have had their noses up A-Rod's, you know what, for many years now. If people want to believe in UFOs, they will find a way to

Johnh1225
Johnh1225

ban the thief...and he IS A THIEF....he is taking clean money from the Yankees and then playing dirty....and stole the integrity of the game from the fans....unforgivable.


I hate the Yankees but I hate cheaters that play the system worse

Jerkzilla
Jerkzilla

It goes way beyond did he use or not.  Did he attempt to hinder the investigation?  If yes, that should be a year minimum right there.  From what they said he looked like leaving the MLB offices, I think its over for A-Roid.  His next sighting at a major league ball park should be getting booed on Old Timers Day.

Badassco
Badassco

Don't suspend him. Just take away all his records, home runs hits, everything.

JohnDThorpe
JohnDThorpe

So ridiculous. No evidence. First time offender? Give him the 3-time loser penalty anyway.

Bud Selig is the burning crotch sore of American sports.

azraph
azraph

hey I think A-Rod's other quad just got strained

Reva P
Reva P

"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time". 

Don't you wonder how long and how loudly A-Rod will whimper about his suspension?


Johnh1225
Johnh1225

@Badassco .....

 even better take away the remainder of his contract....only way to hurt the guy

Michael10
Michael10

@Badassco He should have to bat left-handed for the rest of his career, like in a coed softball league...

6marK6
6marK6

@JohnDThorpe You are the biggest imbecile I have ever read. All you do is go around taking a contrary position to what everybody with a brain accepts. Why don't you go troll a Jersey Shore board.

JoeSatkovich
JoeSatkovich

@JohnDThorpe this is not his first offense. he tested postive a few years ago, but since it was his first time it was not suppose to get out. he was one of the reasons that this whole 50 games for first offense started.

Michael10
Michael10

@JohnDThorpe Apparently there is plenty of evidence -- and even Arod is not naive enough to refer to himself as a "first time offender." 

Plus, it looks like there may be multiple counts related to Biogenesis alone...

Johnh1225
Johnh1225

@AlexRodriguez  

yep OH NO I GOT CAUGHT....."I wanna be a role model for my girls"....well Arod they'll make great hookers!