New York Yankee superstar, Alex Rodriguez, filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court late Thursday accusing Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig with engaging in “vigilante justice” to destroy his reputation and career by paying off witnesses and leaking the details of the Biogenesis investigation to the media and singling him out as a single target.
The MLB has released the following statement in response to the lawsuit:
“For the more than four decades that we have had a collective bargaining relationship with the Major League Baseball Players Association, every player and club dispute has gone through the jointly agreed upon grievance process. This lawsuit is a clear violation of the confidentiality provisions of our drug program, and it is nothing more than a desperate attempt to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue: whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner’s investigation.”
Rodriguez is also suing the Yankees team doctor for giving him false information that led to more pain and trauma.
Lawyers for Rodriguez say in a suit filed late Friday that he was given an MRI on Oct. 11, 2012 that revealed an injury to his left hip joint. The suit makes claims that Yankees physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad of New York Presbyterian Hospital, did not inform ARod of the tear and instead cleared him to continue playing which caused the player “great pain” after going back on the field.
Click here to read the pending lawsuit documents.