New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - A desperate Alex Rodriguez and his legal
team filed suit in Manhattan's U.S. District Court Monday in an effort to have
his 162-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use overturned.
The disgraced New York Yankees third baseman named both Major League Baseball
and the Players Association as defendants in the 42-page document, arguing
that the Commissioner's Office violated the collective bargaining agreement
with its pursuit of the suspension and that the union did not properly perform
its duty to fairly represent his case.
Rodriguez's complaint also made public Saturday's ruling by arbitrator
Frederic Horowitz, who reduced the star slugger's original ban from 211 games
to 162 but prohibited him from playing in any regular-season or postseason
games in 2014. Rodriguez's attorneys argued that the verdict should be
dismissed on the grounds that Horowitz showed partiality to Commissioner Bud
Selig during the hearing.
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