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Alex Rodriguez

If MLB Doesn't FOLD

I'LL SUE

8/14/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Alex Rodriguez not only feels the MLB is singling him out ... he feels "persecuted" in the PED scandal -- and plans to SUE if the league doesn't COMPLETELY recant ... TMZ has learned.

Sources directly connected to A-Rod tell us he's prepared to march into Federal court next month ... unless the 211-game suspension the MLB slapped him with last week isn't entirely lifted.

The reason for A-Rod's bold demand -- A-Rod sources familiar with the investigation tell us Alex hasn't tested positive and never "knowingly" used PEDs since 2003 ... the last season he admitted using 'roids.  Our sources say A-Rod has been drug tested 11 times between 2011 and the present ... and all of the results were negative.

Our sources fume it's "absurd" Ryan Braun -- who reportedly tested positive in 2011 and then lied about it -- was only benched for the duration of this season.  They say it proves MLB's investigation of A-Rod and the Biogenesis Clinic has been "abusive and borderline illegal."

As for rumors A-Rod impeded baseball's PED investigation -- our sources say the league has "no proof" the Yankees slugger did any such thing, and further claim MLB is the one that has harassed and intimidated witnesses.

According to our sources, Alex will sue for various things, including a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players' union and the league.

So, from 211 games to nothing ... or else.

Pretty big cojones for a guy accused of using steroids.

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72 COMMENTS

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1.

lucydiamond    

The 211 game suspension isn't long enough! Who cares about PEDs, A Rod sucks!

382 days ago
2.

News Flash     

Instant replay of Lance Armstrong, in total denial.

382 days ago
3.

kitnplayn    

HE CAME INTO THE GAME WITH A BODY THAT WAS ALTERED BY STEROID USE, WHICH GAVE HIM AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE AGAINST NATURAL PLAYERS, SO HIS BRAIN IS REALLY MESSED UP BAD IF HE THINKS HE CAN ERASE HIS EARLY STEROID USE PRIOR TO MLB. AMERICAN ARROGANCE JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER, LIKE AMERICAN BREAST IMPLANTS.

382 days ago
4.

LAPartyMcSage    

None but the worst liars try to sell the lie to the bitter end. But neither MLB or fans are buying it anymore. He needs to retire and have an affair. His legacy is tainted way beyond repair and his career is so over.

382 days ago
5.

I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

M

382 days ago
6.

I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

My gf had drinks with A Rod one night at a bar in Baltimore she said he was a real gentleman...SO LEAVE HIM THE F UCK ALONE!

382 days ago
7.

IN MY OPINION    

He needs to focus on staying pretty.

382 days ago
8.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

A cheater and a crybaby. Your precious sports hero....

382 days ago
9.

Areader    

A Rod is done and he knows it! The MLB has enough on him to ban him for life!

382 days ago
10.

MARGARET    

A-ROD, you are disgrace to MLB, are you talking to us, the people, who pay for the tickets to see your corrupted game, ordinary people, who pay your xyxyx salary ? you pompous jerk, never ever will have any sympathy for you, SHAME ON YOU

382 days ago
11.

budweediii    

Instead of biting the hand that feeds, be thankful that MLB allowed your dumb ass to make hundreds of millions of dollars, and move on. Whining to a bunch of a fans won't get you a lot fo sympathy. Man up, admitt you cheated, and move on.

382 days ago
12.

Patti    

He does realise if he does sue all his other little secrets may come out in court. It is a high risk strategy as what is left of his reputation may be destroyed.

382 days ago
13.

STFUP    

IMO, any/all players found to be using PEDs (including 'roids) should be banned for LIFE. Maybe that would actually STOP the widespread PED use in professional sports.

382 days ago
14.

karlew    

The MLB should have banned every single one of them for life
A-Rod should consider himself lucky that he'll still be able to play after he serves his suspension. He needs to sit down and shut up before he does even more damage to his reputation and the game itself. I hate it when men are whiney b*tches, so unattractive.

382 days ago
15.

samael    

This cheater needs to get over himself - and all these feelings of indignation are what the fans of NYY hurl at his stupid cheating ass.

382 days ago
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