MLB Looks To Put Atty On Hook For Ex-Pitcher's Sanctions

Law360, San Francisco (January 21, 2021, 4:28 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball and its players union urged a California federal judge Thursday to hold a former pitcher-turned-health supplement pitchman in civil contempt for failing to pay court-ordered sanctions in their nine-year fight over a banned growth hormone and asked that his lawyer be made jointly liable for the sanctions.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who described the case as "so messed up" during Thursday's remote hearing, questioned whether any good would come from holding ex-MLB pitcher Neiman Nix and his company, DNA Sports Performance Lab Inc., in contempt of court for failing to pay about $140,000 in attorney fees in...

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