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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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31.

Brian    

Maybe every baseball fan should file a lawsuit against A-Roid.

349 days ago
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teddyg.gillett1@gmail.com    

A -ROD ROCKS!!!!

349 days ago
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2idiots    

what a crybaby - he cheated got caught and is now throwing a little boy temper tantrum. If people who had REAL JOBS cheated they'd get fired. Imagine going to a Doctor who CHEATED to get a license and eventually got caught - he'd be SOL.
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A-Hole/Rod and all the other "professional cheaters" need to face the music for their actions. It's NOT about being the best ball player that drives these guys -it's about the ULTIMATE (financial) reward.
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PRO Athletes SUCK.

349 days ago
34.

2idiots    

i'm sick of the attitude from these overpaid pro-athletes and actors/actresses who feel they're ENTITLED to be treated differently.
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NOT ONE SINGLE CELEB or ATHLETE has done ANYTHING to change with world. They collect HUGE paydays and whine about things that DONT go there way.
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Leo DiCaprio, A-Hole-Rod, Lance Armstrong...the list goes on and on - NOT ONE OF THEM deserves what they've "earned".
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The days these assclowns bring world peace is the day I'll change my opinion of them but until then, they ALL SUCK

349 days ago
35.

DTD    

F**k him MLB can kick him out just for being an a**hole. They can invoke the "integrity of the game" clause.

349 days ago
36.

woodin    

Lance Armstrong type of bullying.......fasten your seat belts for part 2 of another athlete's professional meltdown.

349 days ago
37.

Jamoak    

He is a self absorbed Narcissistic douchebag... he cares nothing for the game of baseball...

349 days ago
38.

lastrebel    

First rate A-hole. Saw him once in Miami Beach at his new 13million dollar mansion. I was parked across the street waiting on a friend to come out of his neighbors house. A-Rod had the nerve to come out to the street and ask me what I was doing there. I flipped him off.

348 days ago
39.

Stef    

SAY "SOURCES" ONE MORE TIME

348 days ago
40.

Jon    

Dare you to do it, ARod...your popularity will sink even lower. This is great lesson for kids: lie, cheat and make enough money to threaten others by threatening to sue. BTW, didn't Lance Armstrong do the same thing? Look where he is now.

348 days ago
41.

Marvin     

I hope he does sue. Arbitration is private,lawsuits public. Come on loser, go to court. lol

348 days ago
42.

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Article does not say if he was tested between 2003-2011.
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Only says he tested negative from 2011-present.

348 days ago
43.

Finnu    

Good for you Alex. I admire you. Don't take the bullying.

348 days ago
44.

VB    

sounds like roid rage to me

348 days ago
45.

charles    

this is what happens when you go too easy on Braun...people get indignant...

348 days ago
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