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http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/11/09/alex-rodriguez-future-more-uncertain-than-ever/7dtktuA39L6E0Zgiwl8ZEL/story.html?p1=Article_InThisSection_Bottom

The future of Alex Rodriguez and his status with the New York Yankees could lie in the interpretation of Paragraph F in the penalties for sale and distribution of drugs portion of the joint drug agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

Did A-Rod participate in distributing or selling performance-enhancing drugs?

Two sports attorneys/agents who have reviewed the facts of the case and the 15-page DEA report feel that MLB could pursue this as a way of trying to prevent Rodriguez from returning to the big leagues.

If true, Paragraph F has two stages of penalties. Depending on whether it would be considered a second offense, A-Rod could face a permanent ban. If it is considered a first-time offense, it would carry a suspension of 60-80 games, which could also ostensibly end his career.

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Saw this yesterday. What absolute BS. Arod already received punishment well above and beyond what a first time offender should under the CBO and now they are these rumors.

With the Union in its current state he has no double jeopardy protection, no due process, and no statue of limitations.

I hate how MLB, well all professional sports really, decide who to be outraged with and who to ignore.

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Saw this yesterday. What absolute BS. Arod already received punishment well above and beyond what a first time offender should under the CBO and now they are these rumors.

With the Union in its current state he has no double jeopardy protection, no due process, and no statue of limitations.

I hate how MLB, well all professional sports really, decide who to be outraged with and who to ignore.

On the one hand, there is a good argument that If you wanted a greater punishment for distribution, put in the players agreement. On the other hand, it does seem that if he distributed drugs in an attempt to circumvent everything there should be a stiffer penalty.

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Are you ever outraged by the athlete? Watched a great 2 hour documentary on Lance Amstrong on HBO where he lied and cheated continuously, tried to ruin people who were telling the truth, and was just an all around rotten guy. I'm not outraged that they stripped him of his 7 Tour de France wins.

When MLB starts screwing over innocent people, maybe I'll be outraged too.

Are you kidding me?

I'm not outraged by PEDs. I am plenty outraged by DUIs, domestic abuse, hate crimes. You know the stuff that actually matters.

I am also outraged when MLB makes up rules as they go along, impede criminal investigations, knowingly buy stolen evidence and exert economic and political pressure on individuals and organizations in their zeal to go after individuals that they have decided deserve special attention.

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Are you kidding me?

I'm not outraged by PEDs. I am plenty outraged by DUIs, domestic abuse, hate crimes. You know the stuff that actually matters.

I am also outraged when MLB makes up rules as they go along, impede criminal investigations, knowingly buy stolen evidence and exert economic and political pressure on individuals and organizations in their zeal to go after individuals that they have decided deserve special attention.

What criminal investigation did they impede? Astor buying stolen evidence, I supposeyou think the Feds shouldn't have used that evidence either because it was stolen? I don't have an issue with MLB doing what they needed to do to get the evidence that they needed. If they truly completey made the rules up as they went along, ARod would have gotten a better arbtration result. I agree MLB does seem to have a bit of a vendetta against ARod, but you would too if he came out and repeatedly called your organization liars when he knew the truth was that he was the liar.

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No, I'm not kidding. ARod is not a victim.

I hope he gets so enraged by this all that he starts naming the names himself. You know, like a Canseco with all of his fingers intact.

Another Punk band name. "AROD's Intact Digits."

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No, I'm not kidding. ARod is not a victim.

You didn't correctly realize what I was offended about.

I am plenty critical of athletes. Just when the league starts acting WORSE then the athlete I have issues.

As much as a jerk Arod is MLB's actions in all of this have been unethical and sometimes illegal.

I don't get the mindset of those that think any and all actions are fair game as long as "He" gets what is coming to him.

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What criminal investigation did they impede? Astor buying stolen evidence, I supposeyou think the Feds shouldn't have used that evidence either because it was stolen? I don't have an issue with MLB doing what they needed to do to get the evidence that they needed. If they truly completey made the rules up as they went along, ARod would have gotten a better arbtration result. I agree MLB does seem to have a bit of a vendetta against ARod, but you would too if he came out and repeatedly called your organization liars when he knew the truth was that he was the liar.

Florida state authorities have some out and admitted that MLB actions impeded their investigation.

Buying stolen evidence IS A CRIME. MLB should not be conducting criminal activities to police their players. If you don't see why that is wrong I don't know what to tell you.

Do you think your employer should be able to break laws to collect evidence about your possible wrong doings?

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You didn't correctly realize what I was offended about.

I am plenty critical of athletes. Just when the league starts acting WORSE then the athlete I have issues.

As much as a jerk Arod is MLB's actions in all of this have been unethical and sometimes illegal.

I don't get the mindset of those that think any and all actions are fair game as long as "He" gets what is coming to him.

When our Adderall guy is skewered by all, I sure don't mind seeing AROD continue to be gored by his own actions though. This is not stff that was made up or illegally obtained. AROD admitted to it. He had a choice. The case was going to trial.

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Buying stolen evidence is a crime. They admitted to it.

So I am going with the folks that made the law decided it should be illegal.

Yeah it's more nuanced than that. MLB did not admit to a crime and they certainly have not been prosecuted for anything.

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