Report: MLB Could Ban A-Rod for Life

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The fallout from our investigation of a little Coral Gables-based "anti-aging clinic" called Biogenesis continues.

USA Today reports that Major League Baseball will announce the suspension of "about eight" linked to the PED-pushing clinic either tomorrow or Friday. However, more shocking is that the league is "prepared" to ban Alex Rodriguez for life.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

Milwaukee Brewers player Ryan Braun was the first to announce his suspension and agreed to sit out the rest of the 2013 season. It appears the other players might have also reached suspension settlements with the league, but Commissioner Bud Selig would really like A-Rod to join them.

Deadspin theorizes that leaking information that the league is considering imposing a lifetime ban might be a game of hardball.

"This could just be one last leak at the 11 o'clock hour to let A-Rod know MLB is seriously serious about this stuff," the blog says.

Of course, if you're wondering how A-Rod could qualify for a lifetime suspension, we'll let USA Today explain:

In banning Rodriguez for life Selig could invoke Article XII (B) of the CBA, which states:

"Players may be disciplined for just cause for conduct that is materially detrimental or materially prejudicial to the best interests of baseball, including, but not limited to, engaging in conduct in violation of federal, state or local law.''

MLB will contend that, in addition to lying about performance-enhancing drug use, Rodriguez lied to MLB officials while attempting to sabotage their investigation, according to one of the people.

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dhdayan
dhdayan

If I'm A Rod I drag MLB, Tony Bosch and the Yankees into Federal Court and have the Best Team Of Lawyers rip them all a new A hole because this is a Conspiracy to help the Yankees get rid of a contract they should have never gave him and did because of Greed. If you don't Selig is trying to help the Yankees do that your Nuts because the Yankees mean much more to MLB then A Rod. Think about it. 

Brian Gordon
Brian Gordon

Ban him for life or let rose in the Hall.

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

Yes - biggest cheat of all time now caught.

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