Alsup Grants Sanctions, Bemoans Ex-Player's MLB 'Crusade'

By Hannah Albarazi (October 27, 2020, 7:51 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup sanctioned a professional baseball player turned health supplement salesman for bringing "baseless" lawsuits as "part of an entrenched campaign of harassment" against Major League Baseball and its players' union Tuesday, ordering the ex-pitcher and his company to pay more than $140,000 in attorney fees.

"Given DNA Sports' persistence, it may be that no amount of sanctions will deter it from continuing its crusade," Judge Alsup wrote in his order Tuesday, saying that the award of attorney fees will at least compensate the union and the league for the harm caused by former pitcher Neiman Nix and...

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