Judge declares arbitrator’s decision must be public in A-Rod case

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A federal judge ruled today that Alex Rodriguez will not be allowed to file portions of Frederic Horowitz’s decision under seal as a part of the lawsuit seeking to overturn his 162 game suspension from baseball.

District Judge William H. Pauley III denied the request by Joe Tacopina, Alex Rodriguez’s head lawyer which was supported by the MLBPA. The request comes a day after Anthony Bosch, the doctor who allegedly injected Rodriguez with steroids gave an interview to ’60 Minutes’. MLB commissioner Bud Selig told ’60 Minutes’ that Rodriguez’s actions were beyond comprehension.

“Given the intense public interest in this matter and Commissioner Selig’s disclosures last night on ‘60 Minutes,’ it’s difficult to imagine any portion of this proceeding should be filed under seal,” Pauley ruled.

Howard Ganz of Proskauer, who represents MLB, said the league was not seeking to seal any parts of Horowitz’s decision, which was issued on Saturday but was not made to the public at the time.

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