Re: STILL A DOPE! A-Rod linked to Manny Ramirez adviser being probed for ties to performance-enhancing drugs
posted at 1/26/2013 3:12 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
A bit far fetched.
If it was true that Arod was/is riding out a suspension it would give the Yankees good grounds to void his contract.
Which I'm sure they would now love to do.
The rumor was that any PED clauses on Giambi were stricken from the final contract.
It would also be really difficult for the NYY to take on the role of an innocent party duped by the player and his agent into beleiving he hadn't taken PEDs. If this was in court, and I was on the jury, my assumption would be that the NYY knew exactly what they were doing, and it is too late to suddenly find religion. I'd refer to it as a Conversion of Convenience, which I invented, and will eventually become a legal term.
You sound like a juror in the OJ trial.
Let's put a few things in context time wise.
If you remember ARod signed that big contract in 2005 with the Yankees.
Then in 2009 Arod was outed in a book by Salina Roberts as one of the players who failed the unpublished PED test admininstered by MLB in 2003.
This was news to everyone, and bad news to the Yankees.
However unlike the other players who failed that test, (Manny, Big Papi among them) Arod had a press conference and publicly admitted that he had cheated.
For him to get caught cheating now by the Yankees or MLB after signing that contract after admitting he cheated, after apologizing to the Yankees and his teammates seems to me to be pretty good grounds for the Yankees to throw out his 2005 contract.
I'm not a lawyer but common sense dictates the Yankees would have a pretty good case.