Alex Rodriguez is re-thinking that whole suing Major League Baseball and the MLBPA thing, at least for the time being. Reports say A-Rod voluntarily dismissed both his lawsuits on Friday, but legal experts say Rodriguez could re-file them later.
Okay. Sure A-Rod. What the heck ever.
Rodriguez was suing MLB over their alleged “witch hunt” and was also suing the players union and the league in hopes of getting his 162-game suspension lifted.
The suit against MLBPA led to some of A-Rod’s fellow players attempting to get him booted from the union.
Rodriguez is expected to show up for Yankees camp, since the suspension doesn’t cover spring training, but the Yankees are reportedly mulling locking Rodriguez out of their major league camp and forcing him to work out with minor leaguers.
The situation is still a massive cluster but at least, for now, the legal tire fire has been put out. We’ll see what A-Rod has up his sleeve next. Maybe he’ll prevail on President Obama to throw Bud Selig in jail.
Or maybe A-Rod will do us all a favor and go the bleep away. Wouldn’t that be nice?
UPDATE: There’s this tweet…
#AROD BREAKING: Rodriguez dropping suits, accepting his suspension, lawyer Tacopina confirmed in e-mail.
— steven marcus (@newsdaymarcus) February 7, 2014