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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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Bosch expected to plead guilty in MLB PED case

Sep 3 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI – Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball’s most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. A Miami federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 16 date for Bosch to enter the plea. The former Biogenesis of America clinic owner’s attorneys and federal prosecutors reached an agreement last month in which Bosch admitted providing testosterone to baseball players, from profess ...
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Bosch expected to plead guilty in MLB PED case

Sep 3 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI – Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball’s most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. A Miami federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 16 date for Bosch to enter the plea. The former Biogenesis of America clinic owner’s attorneys and federal prosecutors reached an agreement last month in which Bosch admitted providing testosterone to base ...
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Bosch expected to plead guilty in MLB PED case

Sep 3 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI – Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball’s most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. A Miami federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 16 date for Bosch to enter the plea. The former Biogenesis of America clinic owner’s attorneys and federal prosecutors reached an agreement last month in which Bosch adm ...
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Bosch expected to plead guilty in MLB PED case

Sep 3 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI – Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball’s most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. A Miami federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 16 date for Bosch to enter the plea. The former Biogenesis of America clinic owner’s attorneys and federal prosecutors reached an agreement last month in which Bosch admitted providing ...
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2 weeks ago

Bosch expected to plead guilty in MLB PED case

Sep 3 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MIAMI – Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball’s most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. A Miami federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 16 date for Bosch to enter the plea. The former Biogenesis of America clinic owner’s attorneys and federal prosecutors reached an agreement last month in which Bosch admitted providing test ...
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