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    Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    I tend to take everything NY Daily News reports with a grain of salt. That said, if this is true, we're only looking at the beginning of a drawn-out legal mudfight that leaves nothing resolved and everyone looking bad in the end.

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    I think MLB is bluffing about a lifetime ban in order to get A-Rod to cooperate, but in the event they're not, it will be interesting to see if the MLBPA fights for A-Rod. I'm still skeptical as to how MLB will justify a lifetime ban based on the parameters in place for the drug treatment program.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I think MLB is bluffing about a lifetime ban in order to get A-Rod to cooperate, but in the event they're not, it will be interesting to see if the MLBPA fights for A-Rod. I'm still skeptical as to how MLB will justify a lifetime ban based on the parameters in place for the drug treatment program.
    If they have proof he used for 3 different years, maybe they can use that as three failed tests?

    I honestly don't know, but I have been wondering how they could get such a ban with the way things are currently written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    If they have proof he used for 3 different years, maybe they can use that as three failed tests?

    I honestly don't know, but I have been wondering how they could get such a ban with the way things are currently written.
    Kind of the "ongoing criminal conspiracy" stance used in law? That's the only thing I can figure too.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    If they have proof that ARod intentionally hampered the investigation, such as destroying evidence, intimidating witnesses, etc., they can do whatever they want. They don't even need a failed drug test for that.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If they have proof that ARod intentionally hampered the investigation, such as destroying evidence, intimidating witnesses, etc., they can do whatever they want. They don't even need a failed drug test for that.
    I think that's how they get him.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    I hope not, only because I want the Yankees to have to fully pay that idiotic contract.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If they have proof that ARod intentionally hampered the investigation, such as destroying evidence, intimidating witnesses, etc., they can do whatever they want. They don't even need a failed drug test for that.
    And I'm pretty certain they have A LOT of information that would go along with this line of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    I hope not, only because I want the Yankees to have to fully pay that idiotic contract.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I think MLB is bluffing about a lifetime ban in order to get A-Rod to cooperate, but in the event they're not, it will be interesting to see if the MLBPA fights for A-Rod. I'm still skeptical as to how MLB will justify a lifetime ban based on the parameters in place for the drug treatment program.
    Those parameters are for a failed test. This is evidence of ongoing abuse and cover-up based on a paper trail and cooperation of other parties involved. The commissioner has a best interest of baseball clause to take action, and since no test is involved, I don't see why he'd be constrained by the number of failed tests at all. IMO he should have used those powers last year against Melky Cabrera. The failed test was 50 games, but the phony website used to cover the tracks would have been fair game for the commissioner to act outside the framework IMO.

    FWIW, I think it's a bluff too. What the MLBPA does is interesting. Some agents are losing a lot of money here. We'll see if they can sway the union to fight or if all these guys saying they want to clean-up the game atually will vote against fighting.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Anything that brings more attention to the word "lifetime ban" and I am all for it.....I want everyone, including the media to play every avenue of the the term lifetime ban.....maybe this will get baseball back in favor of Pete.....I am still salty over this whole PED mess that baseball is in and guys are given a 50 game suspension for altering records and averages and stats and wins and losses and Pete gets life for betting on games that he had no direct influence over.....

    Disclaimer: I am not trying to say Pete is innocent or anything like that....all I am merely saying is Pete Rose has done his time and done far more time than almost every PED user in all of MLB history....add up every PED users suspension and they still don't equal the years that Pete has been banned.....to me, that is a disgrace. Pete is guilty and deserved his punishment, every bit of it.....but it's time to end and end now. Arod has possible cheated stats and wins and losses and might even have cheated his way to a World Series title and MVP and all people can do is talk about a 50 game or 1 year suspension? Please, get this guy and every other PeD user out of MLB for life, I would feel the sake way if Votto had made a simple mistake a failed one test.....1 failed test should mean at the very minimum your career stats re-set to zero.

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Is there a sign saying you can't do this?

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Is there a sign saying you can't do this?
    Can't do what?
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by lidspinner View Post
    Pete gets life for betting on games that he had no direct influence over.....
    You lost me there. He was managing one of the teams he bet on.
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