Yankees Risk Union Backlash As A-Rod Contract Rumors Swirl

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 8:04 PM EST) -- Explosive new drug allegations surrounding Alex Rodriguez have crystallized the New York Yankees' desire to get rid of him, but a unilateral attempt to stop payment on $114 million still owed the aging slugger could anger players who prize their carefully negotiated labor peace, lawyers said Wednesday.

The 37-year-old third baseman, who is hobbled by hip injuries and already has said he used banned substances earlier in his 18-year career, was implicated anew Tuesday when the Miami New Times linked him, as late as 2012, to...
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