Rodriguez continues MLB


Alex Rodriguez (Image source: PC)

RDS.ca, AP Friday, October 4, 2013. 24:22

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball.

In a lawsuit filed Friday before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, A-Rod claims that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and do everything to destroy his reputation and career.

The Yankees were not named in the suit of Rodriguez, who is seeking compensatory and punitive damages that would be determined at a trial. In August, ESPN reported that the Yankees player considering a lawsuit against the team trainer Chris Ahmad. On Friday, a person familiar with the matter said that legal action could be filed eventually.

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According to the 31-page document, which was filed in court, Selig and Major League Baseball have violated the rules of the collective agreement to make an example and Rodriguez to cover Selig's inaction in the fight against doping in the past and to have condoned the use of drugs in the hope of preserving the legacy of the national pastime of Americans.

Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games during the season by Major League Baseball. Pending his appeal, he was able to finish the season.

In a statement released in the afternoon, the MLB said the Rodriguez lawsuit against him is a "clear violation" of the rules of confidentiality of drug program circuit.

The MLB denies those allegations and called the lawsuit a "desperate attempt" to circumvent the rules governing the confidentiality of drug program between the circuit and the NHLPA. Rodriguez, also a press release, has meanwhile said that his legal team is necessary to prove he's right.