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Rudy Giuliani

DEFENDS A-ROD

'He's One of the Greatest Players Ever'

7/10/2013 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn't give two craps about steroids allegations ... telling TMZ, Yankees fans should STOP dumping on Alex Rodriguez because he's a baseball legend ... and a good person, too.

Yankees fans have been crushing A-Rod for years -- some say he's overpaid, some say he's overrated, some just like to give him grief -- but now that the famous third baseman is smack in the crosshairs of ANOTHER steroid investigation, the opprobrium has reached new levels.

But Giuliani tells us, it has to stop now -- "I was one of the first to say that Yankee fans should not boo A-Rod. He's on our team. You gotta root for him. I think he's one of the greatest players ever."

For the record, A-Rod admitted to using banned substances from 2001 to 2003 ... but he was never punished by MLB.

Now, with Rodriguez possibly connected to Biogenesis (which allegedly supplied PEDs to baseball players), Alex is drawing some serious fire from Yank fans.

Still, Rudy's got his back: "I happen to know him personally," Giuliani tells TMZ ... "He's a really good man."

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

Carol L    

Guess we can figure out why Rudy didn't get the presidential nomination. He certainly doesn't think with his brain!

409 days ago
17.

H    

Rudy is a cheater himself, if you remember his ex-wife learned about his "new flame" from the press. His own kids didn't speak to him.

409 days ago
18.

pam    

when you love sports you don't want anyone messing with the stats, they throw everything off, as all fans know..... now we have a mess , well we have had one.... when players cheat we don't know who is the best? how can we, nothing about the numbers count, in fact you or we no longer need a baseball hall of fame..... it is not truth anymore nor has it been for awhile.Hang your head in shame guys.

409 days ago
19.

Sandra     

Rudy will look the fool when doping allegations prove to be true!!!

409 days ago
20.

NE1    

sick of these steroid witch hunts.

409 days ago
21.

WME2KS    

Steroids or not he is a nice guy I met him and he signs for you. Rudy G is correct.

408 days ago
22.

Kitty Pussy Cat    

TRUE Yankee fans should always cheer its players on. As die hard fans we all want to win but we gotta take the good with the bad and remember all teams go thru slumps. Baseball is 95% mental toughness so stay strong ARod and realize you will bounce back and get your groove.

People who TRY to put you down are just JEALOUS of eveyrthing you are.

390 days ago
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