NYT: A-Rod asked players’ union to step aside during appeal


Via Serge Kovaleski & Steve Eder: Alex Rodriguez‘s legal team formally requested that the players’ union step aside during the appeal of his 211-game suspension. The MLBPA serves as the player’s chief representative on the three-person arbitration panel. The letter with the request was sent to the union in late-August. The appeal hearing started last week and is not yet complete.

Rodriguez and his lawyers recently filed lawsuits against both MLB and team doctor Christopher Ahmad. The letter claimed, among other things, that the union failed to “fairly represent his interests” and missed opportunities to challenge the league’s aggressive investigation. Apparently the request was rebuffed, because MLBPA general counsel David Prouty is on the arbitration panel as A-Rod‘s representative. This isn’t another lawsuit or anything, just a request on A-Rod’s part to use his own legal team.

Categories : Asides, STEROIDS!


  1. Thurdonpaul says:

    Whos gonna play Arod in the movie version of this ?

  2. turk says:

    ….if I never heard his name again….I’d be fine with it…

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Thus the most absurd Yankee subplot since pre-suspension GS3 rolls on…

  4. Bubba says:

    Makin’ friends and influencing people.

  5. And in merrie olde England says:

    Does this mean he can sue the MLBPA if this appeal doesn’t go his way?

    • BFDeal says:

      Theoretically, you can file suit against practically anyone for anything. Now a judge allowing the suit, or even winning for that matter, is a completely different issue.

  6. Mickey Scheister says:

    I read the entire 33 page lawsuit Alex filed againist the MLB. I get the feeling the suspension will be reduced substantially. I love this shit, better than any soap opera! Get em Alex…get em all!

    • OldYanksFan says:

      I heard it was weak and self aggrandizing.
      Can you sum up the high and low points?

    • Farewell Mo says:

      I get the feeling that when this is all over, the Yankees are gonna release him, he’ll get to collect his money and he’s gonna be less welcome around baseball than Pete Rose and Jose Canseco.

    • BFDeal says:

      Based on the content and writing, I think Arod’s audience was public opinion and not the mlb arbitrators. I don’t see them being drastically swayed.

  7. Brazilian Fan says:

    Arod= crazy desperate person

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