Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A-Rod suit now includes pictures
By Andrew Marchand
Alex Rodriguez's lawyers amended their lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig to include that the longtime commissioner did not have to testify and give a justification for the New York Yankees slugger's unprecedented 211-game drug suspension at the recently concluded arbitration hearing.
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"Mr. Selig lacked the courage of his convictions to explain under oath the reasons for the suspension and the conduct of the investigation," the complaint now reads.
Since the Joint Drug Agreement was agreed upon in 2002, Selig has not testified in any of baseball's PED-related hearings.
The updated lawsuit also includes a picture of Selig with a young fan wearing a Cincinnati Reds hat and a T-shirt that reads, "A-Roid."
"Sadly, this cowardly stance by Mr. Selig is consistent with his past and highly inappropriate conduct in posing, smilingly, with a young fan wearing a T-shirt with a derogatory message directed at Mr. Rodriguez," the amended complaint reads.
"One cannot imagine the commissioner of any other professional sport -- or indeed CEO of any business -- doing something similar with respect to one of his or her players or employees."