Blame Jay Z for A-Rod’s Decision Not To Retire

According a New York Daily News report, Alex Rodriguez was close to making a deal with the MLB as he prepared for retirement but then someone famous stepped in to change his mind.

An associate of Jay Z reportedly convinced A-Rod to keep on fighting.

After a lengthy suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, A-Rod planned to make a deal with the league and leave without a scuffle. Leave it to Jay Z’s people to convince him otherwise.

This report says that the associate encouraged Rodriguez to fight the league and the Yankees after team President Randy Levine told him that a deal could not be negotiated.

A-Rod put up a fight that ended in a loss for him–suspended for 162 games and the 2014 playoffs.

It doesn’t seem like A-Rod is going down quietly.

For more on this story visit: Teri Thompson, New York Daily News