October 4, 2013

Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball for "tortious interference" with his contracts and business dealings.

Rodriguez, facing a 211-game suspension, accuses MLB of buying the cooperation of Anthony Bosch (the head of the clinic in the doping scandal).

14 comments:

Rae said...

Some people just don't know when to quit digging. Discovery will be fun.

jr565 said...

Oh brother. Alex has to be a liberal. No sense of personal responsibility whatsoever.
He tries to rat out other players to get a better deal for himself. Then he feigns ignorance about what the doctor was injecting him with.
And now when baseball holds him to account for the violation of their rules he sues because they are going after his contract.
What a bastard.

MadisonMan said...

Your boss has many liberties. If you don't like it, find a new boss.

JRoberts said...

In some legal cases, it's difficult to have much sympathy for either side.

Once I was in the jury pool for a trial where a medical doctor was suing his former attorney for malpractice because the doctor had lost his medical license due to a malpractice suit.

I think I would have paid to serve on that jury.

gadfly said...

Enter the exclusionary rule of the 4th Amendment and the resulting fruit of the poisonous tree. If there is a picture, video or witness to the exchange of stolen property for cash - MLB owners are going to payout a Brobdingnagian award.

This lawsuit reminds me of the Freeh Report on the Penn State football scandal. It always seemed to me that this report was conducted outside of legal and law enforcement channels - and as such, should never have been relied upon to besmirch the names and good standing of certain Penn State officials.

After all is said, Louis Freeh was a Clinton political appointee as head of the FBI and he was up to his neck in the questionable FBI conduct at Ruby Ridge and Waco. I wonder if the Freeh law firm even had legal standing in Pennsylvania courts.

American Liberal Elite said...

Tortious interference with advantageous relations is one of my very favorite torts.

Edward Lunny said...

Hey, alex, you got paid an enormous sum of money to play a game. Your athletic talents not withstanding, you should be grateful and appreciative, but, you got greedy. You got greedy and cheated, and now, you are going to continue to defend your egregious behavior and actions. That defines you as an ungracious ass, as well as being supremely stupid in public. Geez.

" besmirch the names and good standing of certain Penn State officials. " What Sandusky did was despicable and disgusting beyond all reason. To think that, after the years that his behavior and his activities continued, anyone in that program was unaware, everyone all the way to the top, is beyond belief. That having this knowledge, for years, decades, that someone, anyone, would not hound law enforcement to confront Sandusky ; that he continued to be allowed to use university facilities and have access is unconscionable. It beggars belief. One would have to suspend disbelief, if you will, that this knowledge and deliberate inaction did not rise to the highest levels.

The Godfather said...

Well, when I saw this I wondered if maybe A-Rod had a case, but then I read further and saw that MLB "vehemently" denied the allegations, so I guess that's it.

Elliott A said...

The commissioner of MLB does not need the same type of evidence a DA does. As long as in his opinion the conduct of a player is not "in the best interests of baseball" he has the ability to discipline in any way he sees fit. The player has the right to have an appeal heard by an arbitrator. A-Rod has appealed. Since it is not a legal proceeding, just an individual collecting information, proving receipt of purloined information does not prove that the commissioner either believed it or allowed it to ultimately influence his decision. A-Rod's exit from baseball can come none too soon.

Elliott A said...

The commissioner of MLB does not need the same type of evidence a DA does. As long as in his opinion the conduct of a player is not "in the best interests of baseball" he has the ability to discipline in any way he sees fit. The player has the right to have an appeal heard by an arbitrator. A-Rod has appealed. Since it is not a legal proceeding, just an individual collecting information, proving receipt of purloined information does not prove that the commissioner either believed it or allowed it to ultimately influence his decision. A-Rod's exit from baseball can come none too soon.

Eric said...

What does he really have to lose here? His career is pretty much over, and it's not like, you know, anyone actually likes him anyway.

gadfly said...

@Edward Lunny

The Freeh Report is published at the Penn State website and the introduction reads:
"The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky ..."

Note please that Freeh, et al investigated the actions by the University staff - not Jerry Sandusky.

tim maguire said...

I hope Rodriquez wins. If he loses, that just frees up a bunch of money under the Yankees salary cap to go out and buy another World Series title.

No Yankees bailout! They made their bed with this outrageous contract for a declining player, they should have to lie in it.

Edward Lunny said...

" Blogger gadfly said...
@Edward Lunny "
Yes, I have read the report and the statements of those interviewed contained therein.
I also understand that there are those whom have castigated and disagree with both Freeh ,the report, and the conclusions. The statements do not reflect well on those at high level in the university and, in particular, those at high level in the football program. I suspect that those folks, perhaps one in particular, are they of the besmirched names and standing to which you referred. I respectfully disagree with your assessment if my suspicion is accurate. What happened and what was allowed to happen and continue is unconscionable .