Alex Rodriguez is not going to accept a 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball without putting up a fight. No, really. He's not—even if that means that his lawyer Joe Tacopina has to physically fight someone.
According to the New York Daily News, Tacopina almost came to blows with a lawyer representing Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch during a hearing for A-Rod's appeal of his 211-game suspension recently. Neither Tacopina, nor the opposing lawyer Julio Ayala would confirm that the altercation took place for the Daily News. But the Daily News says that it took place during a break from the hearing shortly after Tacopina attacked Bosch's credibility in the case. It seems the two men shouted at one another during the break and exchanged words before they started scuffling. But they were reportedly separated before any punches were thrown.
Whether this actually happened or not, it's clear that A-Rod's hearing, which is supposed to be private and confidential, is taking on a life of its own right now. And as we mentioned last week, we just want for it to end and for A-Rod to start serving whatever suspension he eventually receives. Is that too much to ask?!
[via New York Daily News]