Things keep getting worse for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and we aren’t talking from an injury standpoint—we’re talking about the Biogenesis scandal, which could result in Rodriguez being banned from the MLB for the rest of his life.
There have already been rumblings that Rodriguez could see a ban for the rest of this year and the next, but if he chooses to fight that it sounds like he could be banned for life.
Bill Madden, Teri Thompson, and Michael O’Keefe of the New York Daily News have the jaw-dropping report:
The deal would allow MLB to impose the suspension immediately and avoid arbitration. If Rodriguez declines the deal, commissioner Bud Selig is expected to pursue what would be a historic suspension that would ban the 38-year-old Rodriguez from ever returning to the field.
The Daily News reported earlier this month that A-Rod and his representatives have had internal discussions about cutting a deal with MLB. Rodriguez’s representatives have also talked to the Players’ Association about cutting a deal.
Rodriguez could be on the receiving end of the biggest suspension in MLB history if he actually fights his initial punishment. Per the report, it sounds like Rodriguez is sticking to his guns and claiming he did nothing wrong.
If that’s the case, Rodriguez may have played his last game in the MLB. It would be uncanny for a first-time offender to be banned for life, but this is not your typical case.
What do you think about a lifetime banishment?
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