New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez could be facing a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for his involvement with the BioGenesis clinic in Miami, FL.
Rodriguez has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. A-rod denies any use of steroids since then.
Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Ryan Braun was the first victim of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis of America clinic, as the league suspended him on Monday for the remainder of the season without pay.
Rodriguez could be next, and his punishment could be worse than Braun’s according to CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod. The source told Axelrod that Rodriguez could be facing a lifetime ban.
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The evidence against the 14-time All-Star is ”far beyond” what the league had against Braun, according to ESPN.com.
Rodriguez has no intention of negotiating a settlement with Major League Baseball and would appeal any potential suspension., according to USATODAY’s Bob Nightengale.
The 20-year veteran batted .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs for the Yankees in 2012. He hasn’t played at all this season.