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A-Rod: “This fight is necessary to protect me”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 31, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez

Hey, look, it’s another statement from Alex Rodriguez!

“I am deeply troubled by my team’s investigative findings with respect to MLB’s conduct,” Rodriguez said in a statement released through his spokesman.. “How can the gross, ongoing misconduct of the MLB investigations division not be relevant to my suspension, when my suspension supposedly results directly from that division’s work?

“It is sad that Commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime. I have 100% faith in my legal team. To be sure, this fight is necessary to protect me, but it also serves the interests of the next 18-year-old coming into the league, to be sure he doesn’t step into the house of horrors that I am being forced to walk through.”

As Andrew Marchand pointed out, this seems like an odd time for Rodriguez to issue one of these. Apparently the A-Rod camp explained to Marchand that a statement was necessary because Bud Selig said during the World Series that he stands by his investigative team and the investigation into Biogenesis. I guess that makes sense, but I also have to assume, at this point, most people kind of roll their eyes when this sort of statement comes out.

We get it. Rodriguez thinks the investigation is tainted and the league is out to get him; the league things Rodriguez cheated and is trying to cover his tracks any way possible. While we can all appreciate the “house of horrors” reference — Happy Halloween! — at this point, the only statement that’s likely to matter to the public is the one from the arbitrator.

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