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Alex Rodriguez Suspended by MLB Through 2014 Season

Alex Rodriguez Suspended by MLB Through 2014 Season

New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez has been suspended by Major League Baseball through the end of the 2014 season for using performance enhancement drugs, according to Sports Illustrated.

The 38-year-old baseball player received the longest PED-related suspension ever given in the history of the game – a 211 game ban that starts this Thursday.

Rodriguez‘s discipline under the Basic Agreement is for attempting to cover-up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner’s investigation,” MLB commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.

“Under the terms of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Rodriguez‘s suspension will be stayed until the completion of his appeal if Rodriguez files a grievance challenging his discipline,” he continued.

Twelve other baseball players received suspensions of 50 games for their involvement with the case.

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