Alex Rodriguez Suspended by MLB Through 2014 Season
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.