Originally Posted by groundsupport
There are plenty of what "ifs"...
He played in the era that it was ok to use it... So he was tied to it as many many many other stars were as well.. Since then he hasn't been busted with it.
Then his name was put on a list and MLB went on a witch hunt trying to dig up anything and everything. Which in fact, all they had to do is get him to fail a drug test.
Bottom line, when you're fighting for 25 millions dollars or so, you'd do anything to get that money that is owed to you, especially when the man believes he is innocent.
Who's to say whats in the documents? Did he know? Maybe he went after them to find out what was said about him before MLB got their hands on them?
Is he is dbag? Yes. Is he being done wrong by MLB? Yes.
The guy is done in a 2-3 years, and probably would be hurt 75% of the time anyways.. MLB is making this more of an eye sore then need be, and Arod is fighting for his name, and money...
All MLB has done in the past couple months is go through the process with the procedure that is in place. A-Rod is the one going on radio shows, letting info "slip" out through his agent, "news" hitting right when people seem to forget about it for a while.
A-rod has no name left, and basically said yesterday he wouldn't fight it if it was less than 100 because it wouldn't be worth the cost, as he would break even at that point. That alone tells me he could care less about playing, he just wants to get paid.