Major League Baseball Threatening To Kick A-Rod Out Of The Game Forever

The league is planning to ban Alex Rodriguez from baseball for life unless the Yankees star agrees not to fight a major suspension for his role in a performance-enhancing drug scandal.

Kathy Willens, File / AP

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to levy a lifetime ban against the New York third baseman, and suspend eight other players for 50 games before this weekend for their connection to a Florida drug clinic, USA Today reported on Wednesday.

As many as 20 other players were originally linked to Biogenesis, a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs. Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers was suspended last week without pay for 65 weeks for his connection to the clinic.

Rodriguez, baseball’s highest-paid player with a $275 million contract, plans to fight any suspension or banishment that the league may hand down through the appeals process, his attorney said Monday.

If Selig decides to issue a permanent ban it could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the Associated Press reported.

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