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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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16.

verlinda    

Cheater

250 days ago
17.

BabyBubba    

Can baseball survive the loss of top players? Athletic personalities have used supplements since the beginning of times.

250 days ago
18.

Rob    

A-Rod used drugs to help him with his game, He is a low life who kids looked up too and he can't come clean about admitting he doped up Hell Pete Rose got banned for life for gambling and he ADMITTED to it , A-Rod needs to be a man and come clean and quit being a littlr b1tch.

250 days ago
19.

doglover    

Give it up, you loser. You had your heyday. You used illegal drugs to enhance your career, lied about it & you got caught. OH boo hoo. Take it like a man, admit your mistakes & move on. Go do a commercial for men's diapers. That's about all your good for now.

250 days ago
20.

Jamey Hunter    

What a delusional a-hole.

Again, TMZ, enough of the spam on the site!

250 days ago
21.

Vince    

Drug addict...lock the loser up

250 days ago
22.

The Zombie    

LOL @ Pretty big cojones for a guy accused of using steroids.

250 days ago
23.

Buckaroobonzai    

Lance all over again....

250 days ago
24.

SpicyMagazine    

Huh huh huhuh, he said "rod".

250 days ago
25.

pat    

Start with education.


Start telling kids that are 14 and under that PEDs will not be tolerated in sports. All sports.


To have PEDs detected will mean automatic life ban from the sport as well as automatic and immediate cancellation of your contract. No money whatsoever. Possible lawsuits for monies paid before. The whole nine yards.


That should take care of future players.


Now, as for players 15 and up, no matter what minor or farm ligue they are in, all the way up to the majors, Detection will result in immediate lifetime ban. Not sure about the money but you must have a cut-off for future players to learn and expect that you just can't play dirty.


We might not be able to do anything for players that are dirty right now but we can look down the road and know that in 6 years or so sports will have been cleaned up.


An example would be like they did for the wearing of helmets in pro hockey.

250 days ago
26.

texaschickeee    

what an arrogant asshat. Pete Rose was life timed banned for much less.
They need to life time ban his ass (and deport him)

250 days ago
27.

Nun ja biz    

A-Rod, get over yourself. You broke the rules now you are being punished.

250 days ago
28.

sara772    

Hey Alex....wise up. You tested positive in 2003 therefore you should have been suspended then. Be happy that YOU CHEATED in 2003 without consequences and got to play the next 10 years collecting those huge paychecks. BTW, who do you think you are? Can't wait to see you get the boo's right off every field!!

250 days ago
29.

pat    

We, the public, are fools because we show up at games all over America and cheer for these cheaters when it suits us like when they make a big play or come from behind for a win.


They all should be booed and their salaries should be held back and given to charity,


Enough.

250 days ago
30.

Toilethead    

Do it, you moron! Then all the facts will come out. He's been juicing since high school.

250 days ago
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