Alex Rodriguez files lawsuit against MLB in New York Supreme Court By Teri Thompson , Bill Madden , Nathaniel Vinton , Christian Red AND Michael O'keeffe / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
In an attempt to save face — and his fortune — troubled Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court late Thursday night, charging Major League Baseball and commissioner Bug Selig with “tortious interference with A-Rod's existing and future contracts."
The suit alleges that in its investigation of Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis anti-aging clinic -- the South Florida facility that allegedly supplied pro baseball players with banned substances -- “defendants have engaged in vigilante justice.”
“They have ignored the procedures set forth in baseball’s collectively-bargained labor agreement; violated the strict confidentiality imposed by these agreements; paid individuals millions of dollars and made promises of future employment to individuals in order to get them to produce documents and to testify on MLB’s behalf; bullied and intimidated those individuals who refused to cooperate with their witch hunt; and singled out plaintiff for an unprecedented 211-game suspension -- the longest non-permanent ban in baseball history.”
Rodriguez also claimed that MLB paid $150,000 in cash for Biogenesis records, claiming they had been stolen and "we're handed off in a bag at a Fort Lauderdale restaurant." MLB has adamantly denied having had anything to do with stealing the records.
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