Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez Banned For 2014 Season By Arbitrator 

"The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one."

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 season and post season over a doping case that rocked Major League Baseball, under a ruling on Saturday by an arbitrator.

Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz notified both Major League Baseball and the Players Association of his ruling that Rodriguez "will be suspended for a period that includes 162 regular season games in the 2014 regular season as well as the entire 2014 post season," the league said in a statement.

"The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one," Rodriguez said in a statement posted to his Facebook page. "This is one man's decision, that was not put before a fair and impartial jury, does not involve me having failed a single drug test, is at odds with the facts and is inconsistent with the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement, and relies on testimony and documents that would never have been allowed in any court in the United States because they are false and wholly unreliable."

The three-time AL MVP was given the 211-game penalty by Commissioner Bud Selig on Aug. 5 following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Pin It
Favorite

Tags:

Comments


Comments are closed.


Submit an Event

Today's Pick

Snow Cone Mondays

© 2017 Boise Weekly

Website powered by Foundation