Rodriguez’s lawyers wants Manfred testimony released

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On a day that’s supposed to be about Mariano Rivera (his well made documentary aired today on FOX), Alex Rodriguez once again takes the spotlight with his legal battles.

According to the Associated Press, one of Rodriguez’s lawyers wants Major League Baseball to release a testimony about whether Commissioner Bud Selig knew that Anthony Boesch distributed banned substances to teenagers.

Rob Manfred, who is baseball’s chief operating officer, had testified last week during Rodriguez’s hearing. Rodriguez is attempting to get his 211-game suspension overturned after being one of the 13 players to get hit with suspensions for their involvement in the Biogensis scandal, his being the lengthiest of the group.

During his testimony, Manfred explained on whether player’s violated the drug agreement or labor contract. He added that Major League Baseball’s goal is to prevent steroid use by youth.

Both Rodriguez’s lawyer Joe Tacopina and Manfred made comments to the Associated Press.

Tacopina: ”While Mr. Manfred has violated the confidentiality requirements of the collective bargaining agreement by making reference to his testimony, we choose to live up to our obligations. However, Mr. Manfred knows that he has not accurately described his testimony. We therefore call on him to put forward his full testimony at the hearing about his and commissioner Selig’s knowledge of, and relative regard for, Mr. Bosch’s dealing performance enhancing drugs to minors at the time MLB struck its cooperation and indemnity deal with Mr. Bosch.”

Manfred: ”There have been numerous and ongoing leaks from Mr. Tacopina and other members of the Rodriguez camp. We have made limited responses to correct the inaccuracies that have been put out by those associated with Mr. Rodriguez. It is ironic that Mr. Tacopina would have the temerity to complain about breaches of the confidentiality agreement.”

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4 Responses to Rodriguez’s lawyers wants Manfred testimony released

  1. guest says:

    What I don't understand is that the only person who will determine what the suspension will be has already heard the testimony, what would having the public know what was said make a difference? The public may be a bit more kind to A-Rod but they don't have a vote on the suspension.

  2. Going Here says:

    I'm on the look-out for more news about A-Rod's case and I'm following it religiously. I'm glad that you keep posting about the development of this issue, Delia. Thanks for sharing this update.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      You're very welcome! Make sure you stick around. I'm 100% sure I'll have more A-Rod news as the offseason goes along. :)

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