User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
A-Rod accuses MLB of 'gross misconduct'

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

NEW YORK (AP) - With the World Series over, Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig for its investigation that led to a 211-game suspension that the New York Yankees third baseman is trying to overturn.

Advertisement
In addition to a grievance filed by the players' union, Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Selig and MLB that accused them of engaging in a ''witch hunt.''

''I am deeply troubled by my team's investigative findings with respect to MLB's conduct,'' Rodriguez said in a statement Thursday. ''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?''

MLB suspended Rodriguez on Aug. 5 for violations of its drug agreement and labor contract and was allowed to keep playing pending a determination of the grievance. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz has heard eight days of hearings, and the next session is Nov. 18.

Speaking last weekend at the World Series, Selig praised MLB's investigative team, saying ''I'm very comfortable with what they did and how they did it.''

''I've been in baseball now for 50 years,'' he said. ''I thought I'd seen everything, but I hadn't.

Rodriguez waited to respond until after the World Series had ended.

''It is sad that commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime,'' the three-time AL MVP said. ''I have 100 percent 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.''

Rodriguez and MLB have publicly assailed each other for months. MLB accused Rodriguez of ''possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years.''

''This latest, sad chapter in Mr. Rodriguez's tarnished career is yet another example of this player trying to avoid taking responsibility for his poor choices. Given the disappointing acts that Mr. Rodriguez has repeatedly made throughout his career, his expressed concern for young people rings very hollow,'' MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred said in a statement.

''Mr. Rodriguez's use of PEDs was longer and more pervasive than any other player, and when this process is complete, the facts will prove that it is Mr. Rodriguez and his representatives who have engaged in ongoing, gross misconduct.''

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Akins: Diamond Trends - Tuesday
Rose: Who's Not Hot - AL
Desmond, Nats crumble Rockies 7-2
Tigers power past Diamondbacks, 4-3
Big Papi, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1
Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1
Dodgers end Bucs' home win streak, 5-2
Jones lifts Marlins past Braves 3-1 in 10
Mikolas, Rangers top sloppy Yanks 4-2
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
15-4 L19 Guarantees, +8,046 TY
12-1 L13 Totals, +2,504 This Year
13-3 G-Plays, 37-23 +1,600 Streak
3-0 Yesterday, 10-1 L3 Days
4-2 L6, 9-5 +508 L14 Picks
+2,344 Net Proftis This Year
24-13 +1,236 L37, +2,104 TY
8-4 L12 G-Plays, 9-4 L13 Totals
3-1 Y'day, +2,194 MLB Totals TY
9-3, +709 Last 3 Days
3-0 Yesterday, +2,024 This Season
11-6, +543 Last 17 Picks
11-3, +822 Last 14 Guarantees
6-1 +535 Y'day, +1,709 This Year
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels
2014 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 8046
Bruce Marshall + 2504
The Gold Sheet + 2344
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2716
James Manos + 2554
Dave Cokin + 1577
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2562
Matt Zylbert + 2194
Tony Stoffo + 1359
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1217
Doc's Sports + 850
Antony Dinero + 702
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 4017
Mike Rose + 1929
Kevin Rogers + 1595
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 1403
Bruce Marshall + 1358
The Gold Sheet + 1189
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!