A-Rod’s Lawyer Says MLB’s Evidence Won’t Hold Up [VIDEO]
Alex Rodriguez's lawyer says Major League Baseball's evidence against the Yankees slugger is so weak he shouldn't serve even one inning of his 211-game suspension.
Joe Tacopina tells NBC's "Today" show that the evidence will "never stand up" in court or before an arbitrator. The league recently suspended Rodriguez, along with more than a dozen other players, for their relationship with a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez appealed the penalty and can play until there is a ruling. Tacopina says that MLB's case is based on evidence from the clinic's founder, Anthony Bosch, and he has "no credibility."
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Tacopina also says the Yankees concealed results of an October MRI from Rodriguez that showed he had a torn hip socket. He played poorly and was benched in a postseason series against Detroit. Yankees general manager says the team's medical personnel "did everything they possibly can to assist Alex."