Alex Rodriguez has officially filed suit against Major League Baseball, accusing the league of a “witch hunt” and “tortious interference” in his professional life.
A copy of the lawsuit was obtained by the New York Times. According to the newspaper:
Among the allegations, Rodriguez’s lawyers wrote that Major League Baseball had paid Bosch, the head of the now-closed Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., a total of $5 million in monthly installments “to buy his cooperation,” citing “at least one individual who claims to have knowledge of Mr. Bosch’s deal.” The lawyers said that baseball also promised to provide security for Bosch, cover his legal bills and indemnify him from civil liability stemming from the case.
According to the Times, Bud Selig is named as a defendant in the suit. The Yankees are not.
UPDATE, 11:18 a.m.: Check out the full lawsuit right here.
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