A-Rod’s Lawyers Fear MLBPA Won’t Support

Yankees_Alex_Rodriguez_2013A small army of attorneys including veteran sports lawyer David Cornwell and brash New York criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina will advise Alex Rodriguez when the appeal of his suspension begins on Sept. 30.

Lawyers from the Major League Baseball Players Association will join Team A-Rod in the defense of the scandal-stained superstar; union chief Michael Weiner has publicly endorsed Rodriguez’s decision to appeal the historic and unprecedented 211-game doping ban and pledged his organization’s support.

“We agree with his decision to fight the suspension” Weiner said in a statement released by the union shortly after Major League Baseball suspended Rodriguez and 12 other players on Aug. 5. “We believe the commissioner has not acted appropriately under the Basic Agreement. Mr. Rodriguez knows that the union consistent with its history will defend his rights vigorously.”

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