Alex Rodriguez has officially filed suit against MLB and Allan H. "Bud" Selig with “tortious interference with existing and future contracts."
The suit alleges that in its investigation of Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis anti-aging clinic the “defendants have engaged in vigilante justice.”
“They have ignored the procedures set forth in baseball’s collectively-bargained labor agreement; violated the strict confidentiality imposed by these agreements; paid individuals millions of dollars and made promises of future employment to individuals in order to get them to produce documents and to testify on MLB’s behalf; bullied and intimidated those individuals who refused to cooperate with their witch hunt; and singled out plaintiff for an unprecedented 211-game suspension -- the longest non-permanent ban in baseball history.”
The suit attacks the investigative tactics MLB used in its probe of Biogenesis and Rodriguez’s suspected involvement in procuring performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch. Bosch is believed to have handed over evidence of email and text messages with Rodriguez, detailing their transactions, as well as evidence that Bosch administered PEDs to Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is represented by sports law expert David Cornwell and criminal-defense attorney Joe Tacopina.
A-Rod's lawyers have said Bosch could not be trusted because he had been paid off.