By Wayne McDonnell
Forbes.com | January 15, 2014
As it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, Alex Rodriguez has decided to present his grievances to the United States District Court as he is engaged in a contentious battle against Major League Baseball. In a complaint filed by Rodriguez’s attorneys two days after the announced 162 game suspension, Rodriguez is petitioning to have Fredric Horowitz’s arbitration decision vacated based on the grounds that Horowitz had demonstrated “manifest disregard” for the law as well as not acting in the spirit of the collective bargaining agreement. He is also accused of showing partiality towards Major League Baseball among other things.
In great detail, the complaint discusses how Rodriguez wasn’t given the fair opportunity to confront and question Commissioner Selig on the unprecedented 211 game suspension as well as a complete cross-examination of Anthony Bosch. Surprisingly, Rodriguez’s intense anger is also focused on the Major League Baseball Players Association as they were named as defendants along with Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner. The complaint shockingly states the most powerful union in sports “abdicated its responsibility” to the 14-time American League all star.
Rodriguez and his attorneys believe the Major League Baseball Players Association should have intervened as Major League Baseball was aggressively gathering information in its South Florida investigation as well as its March 2013 lawsuit against Bosch and Biogenesis. The assertiveness of the investigation was not appreciated by Rodriguez and his attorneys. They have consistently accused Major League Baseball of leaking information in an attempt to embarrass and discredit the embattled slugger prior to the arbitration hearing.
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