Alex Rodriguez has decided to hit back against what he sees as a smear campaign against his reputation and career. Fox Sports reported on Oct. 4, 2013, "A-Rod sues MLB, commissioner Selig." Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, with accusations they are pursuing "vigilante justice" as part of a "witch hunt"
which has been designed to smear his character and cost him tens of millions of dollars.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday in New York State Supreme Court, is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for what has been alleged to be a relentless campaign by the league and Selig to "destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez."
The lawsuit has been filed during the first week of hearings in the grievance by the Major League Baseball Players Association to overturn the 211-game suspension of Rodriguez
which was imposed by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
USA Today has reported, "A-Rod sues MLB, claims witch hunt." Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball, with accusations the league is engaging in "tortious interference" in an effort to force him from the sport and potentially cost him a lot of money.
Rodriguez and his lawyers have spent the week in an arbitration hearing against Major League Baseball, which has levied a record 211-game suspension against the New York Yankees star due to his alleged role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. Rodriguez remains a very talented baseball player who deserves a fair day in court.