A-Rod Seeks To Draw MLB Into Damaging Open-Court Brawl

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Alex Rodriguez's tightly drawn damages suit claiming Major League Baseball resorted to below-the-belt tactics in a quest to prove he used banned drugs is geared toward bloodying baseball's reputation in open court by skirting union agreements requiring closed-door dispute resolution, experts said Friday.

The filing by the 38-year-old New York Yankees superstar, who has been under a darkening cloud of suspicion related to performance-enhancing substance use since the beginning of the year, comes as he attends arbitration hearings to challenge a potentially career-ending 211-game ban imposed...
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