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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez
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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez? MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged...

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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez?

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, per USA Today's Bog Nightengale. 

Nightengale cited two sources who know about the situation and were not allowed to go out in the open since no formal announcement has been made. 

Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman, is planning to appeal whatever disciplinary measure is imposed on him, per his attorney, David Cornwell. The other players are expected to receive 50-game suspensions with most of them reportedly having no plans to protest. 

The Yankees organization expects Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other players to Biogenesis, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation and not being truthful in the past. 

The obtruction accusation is supported by ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn.

"It is believed by baseball, at least, that he actively obstructed this investigation. They have looked into charges that he tampered with witnesses, that he tried to get documents, possibly have them destroyed. If they've got the evidence to back that up, that adds a whole other element to this case."

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent is all for Selig coming down hard on any guilty player.  

"I hope he does it. It's right for baseball. The harder he comes down, the better it is for baseball." 

The lifetime ban remains unclear as of this point. Sports Illustrated even reported the possibility of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz shortening the ban to 200 games. A parallel the report came up with was the initial lifetime ban for pitcher Steve Howe back in 1992 which was eventually reduced to 119 games. 

Whatever happens, Rodriguez says he's not giving up, per Sports Illustrated via CBS News.

"I'm not giving up. I have tremendous faith, and hopefully there's a couple more chapters to this book, and hopefully there's a happy ending somewhere."

 
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Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea Thursday to two conspiracy charges involving distribution of testosterone and human growth hormone. A judge ordered Berejuk jailed without bail after prosecutors said he might flee to his native Brazil and is a danger to the community. The Drug Enforcement Administration sa ...
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12 hours ago

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea Thursday to two conspiracy charges involving distribution of testosterone and human growth hormone. A judge ordered Berejuk jailed without bail after prosecutors said he might flee to his native Brazil and is a danger to the community. The Drug Enforcement Administration says ...
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12 hours ago

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50, entered the plea during a federal court hearing on charges of conspiring to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone, both controlled substances. The DEA says that Berejuk f ...
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12 hours ago

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50, entered the plea during a federal court hearing on charges of conspiring to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone, ...
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12 hours ago

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50, entered the plea during a federal court hearing on charges of conspiring to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone, both controlled subst ...
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12 hours ago

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

Oct 23 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50, entered the plea during a federal court hearing on charges of conspiring to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone, both controlled substances. The DEA says that Berejuk f ...
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Man arrested for allegedly supplying players PEDs

Oct 21 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. A DEA criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges Paulo Berejuk with conspiracy to distribute testosterone. An initial court hearing for Berejuk was delayed until Thursday, and his attorney and family mem ...
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2 days ago

Man arrested for allegedly supplying players PEDs

Oct 21 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. A DEA criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges Paulo Berejuk with conspiracy to distribute testosterone. Berejuk was scheduled to make an initial court appearance later Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer. A ...
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2 days ago

Man arrested for allegedly supplying players PEDs

Oct 21 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. A DEA criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges Paulo Berejuk with conspiracy to distribute testosterone. Berejuk was scheduled to make an initial court ap ...
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