ARod Will Not Return To His Hearing If Selig Doesn’t Go Under Oath

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

A-RodFor what it’s worth, A-Rod is fired up, and he is ripping into Bud Selig. He said he was planning on testifying on Friday, but now that Bud Selig is not testifying, he is unwilling to go back.

Indeed, his lawyer said that the league hasn’t put on a shred of evidence to justify a suspension and that if MLB came to him today with an offer of a 50-game suspension, A-Rod would turn it down.

Whether A-Rod is there or not, the panel will eventually make a decision. And it if it’s not to his liking, A-Rod’s appeal rights are severely limited, as courts tend not to review employment arbitration decisions.