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A-Rod Sues MLB

They Paid to Frame Me!

[Update: MLB Rips A-Rod]

10/4/2013 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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MLB is lashing out against Alex's lawsuit -- calling it "nothing more than a desperate attempt to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement."

MLB adds, "While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue: whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation.”

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A-Rod
has come out swinging by filing a lawsuit against Bud Selig and MLB, claiming they paid off the star witness against the Yankee slugger ... paid him millions of dollars to help force A-Rod out of baseball.

The suit claims Selig and MLB paid $5 million to Anthony Bosch, head of the Biogenesis Clinic -- the place A-Rod allegedly went to in order to obtain undetectable steroids.

The upshot -- A-Rod believes the testimony is tainted by the hefty price tag.

The suit claims A-Rod has been unfairly targeted for a 211-game suspension -- which A-Rod's lawyer claims is a witch hunt.

The suit claims Selig and MLB interfered with A-Rod's contracts and business relationships.

Sources connected with A-Rod tell TMZ he's been tested for performance enhancing drugs 11 times since 2011 and they've come up clean every time.

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1.

Jamey Hunter    

I'm so sick of this ass. The sooner he out of baseball the better off the fans and the game will be.

333 days ago
2.

samael    

be a man, you deposited the cheques..buh bye..once a cheater always a cheater!

Ass...NY Yankees rock!!! You do not!

333 days ago
3.

MysticalFlute    

Waaaaah! Waaaaaah!

333 days ago
4.

lts    

"Sources connected with A-Rod tell TMZ he's been tested for performance enhancing drugs 11 times since 2011 and they've come up clean every time."

Yea, but not for nuthin...so did Lance Armstrong.

333 days ago
5.

CoconutScrimp    

DramA-Rod.

333 days ago
6.

Mike L    

I said this months ago. No failed tests, but the word of a known liar who's getting paid off, and they're engaging in this witch hunt? Bullshiit. Selig has a personal vendetta against A-Rod and this is how its playing out. I hope he takes them for millions of dollars, and donates it all (yeah right! Not him.).

333 days ago
7.

whatsup    

Look what they did to Pete Rose. While I am not convinced of his innocence, I am certainly not convinced that MLB is innocent either.

333 days ago
8.

STFU    

A-rod is indeed an AS$-ROD. Take responsibility for your actions and stop trying to blame others, you lowlife A$$ -wipe.

333 days ago
9.

namers    

Bud Selig is an idiot that is ruining the game of baseball. His retirement can't come soon enough.

Arod? RME. I love the Yanks but let's face it, his performance coming back after his injury (s) isn't star quality anymore. Gives us back your salary!

333 days ago
10.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

A-Rod sit your cheating butt down somewhere and enjoy the hundreds of millions of dollars you've made by cheating. It drives me crazy how these cheating athletes continue to fight and lie when they are caught.

333 days ago
11.

disembedded    

"The suit claims MLB has been unfairly targeted for a 211-game suspension -- which A-Rod's lawyer claims is a witch hunt." - Edit??

333 days ago
12.

s    

Don't give lance any ideas A-HOLE.

333 days ago
13.

GOLLY    

Can you say Lance Armstrong?

333 days ago
14.

nof    

Makes sense.


Alex is willing to spend ten million in legal fees.


To save about 100.


We'd all do the same thing.


The best legal minds in the world -


-come at a hefty price - but A-Rod will win this in the end.


At worst it'll be settled and the suspension reduced.

333 days ago
15.

nof    

The other thing this accomplishes is it freezes the Yankees -


Puts whatever their plan was - on hold.


So it's a brilliant move.


Cuz now they're reacting to him - now it's his turn.

333 days ago
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