MLB Plays It Safe By Skipping Lifetime Ban In A-Rod Fiasco

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball's decision not to impose a lifetime ban on Alex Rodriguez despite its suspicion that the aging slugger used banned drugs and tried to obstruct a sweeping investigation shows a reluctance on the part of the league to overplay its hand and risk a court precedent that could weaken its power over players in the future, legal experts said.

Their comments came the same day MLB, after a lengthy buildup punctuated by leaks to the news media, brought the hammer down on a total...
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