facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Alex Rodriguez may be suspended from Major League for life

Aug. 1, 2013 at 2:59 PM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to hand down a lifetime ban to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, USA Today reported.

Citing sources it said had knowledge of the negotiations but were unauthorized to speak publicly, the newspaper said Selig is expected to hand down a lifetime suspension to the third baseman Thursday or Friday, and about eight other players are expected to be suspended for 50 games.

The expected suspensions come after an investigation into Biogenesis, a Miami clinic accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to as many as 20 Major League Baseball players.

"I hope he does it,'' former Commissioner Fay Vincent told USA Today. "It's right for baseball. The harder he comes down, the better it is for baseball.''

David Cornwell, Rodriguez's attorney, said the player will appeal any suspension handed down by officials.

MLB said July 22 Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the season for violating anti-doping rules.

The five-time all-star succeeded in having a 50-game suspension overturned last year, but admitted last week he violated baseball's labor agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
2
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
3
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
4
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback