MLB Prepared To Ban A-Rod For Life

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is preparing to kick Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless he accepts a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal. The person says whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games. A-Rod is the most prominent of 14 players linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Source: Associated Press