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A-Rod suing MLB, claims "witch hunt"

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Right when it seemed Alex Rodriguez would never bother anybody in the MLB ever again, he comes back to stir up more controversy. On Friday afternoon, the All-Star and active home run leader announced he will sue the MLB for attempting to destroy his career.

On Aug. 6 the MLB handed Rodriguez a 211 game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal that arose over the summer. Rodriguez claims that during the process of trying to convict him, the MLB broke several laws including, intimidating witnesses, violating terms of confidentiality and paying suspects for their cooperation against him. The 31 page lawsuit will be based upon Bud Selig and the MLB's alleged attempts to ""to improperly marshal evidence that they hope to use to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez."

In response to the lawsuit, the MLB issued the Following statement: "While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue: whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation,"

The last time Rodriguez played was Sept 25 against Tampa Bay. 

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