Alex Rodriguez: Innocent or Guilty?

7/28/13 in MLB   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

Jul 3, 2013; Charleston, SC, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, as part of the Charleston RiverDogs, jokes with teammates during a rehab game against the Rome Braves at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY SportsThere has been at least 150 different twists on what Alex Rodriguez's punishment for lying about his use of performance enhancing drugs will be, which is strange because none of those stories is reputable. MLB hasn't publicly said anything regarding the case - but the media will do anything for page views, ratings, etc. 

We all know A-Rod admitted to use of PED's earlier in his career - however, he has yet to tell the world that he had continued the use of these banned substances ever since. It's interesting how certain players are portrayed differently for committing the same 'crime'. Take Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro for example. Out of those three players, there is not doubt in my mind that the public perception of Barry Bonds is far worse than the others. Public perception is in the medias hands - and its quite unfortunate. 

So what do you think about A-Rod? Is he guilty? If he is, does he deserve the opportunity to ever set foot on a professional baseball diamond again? Has he belittled America's pastime to a point where we would be offended by his presence? 

Or do you forgive and forget? As a Yankee fan, what is your viewpoint? Would you welcome him back if he were to be proven innocent? 

What do YOU think?
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7/29/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Or course he should be back on the field if he can play.  Why not?  Nothing the players take can belittle the game more than what has already been done to the game.  Starting in 1994.

7/29/13   |   Scott   |   54690 respect

Given the current feud between A-Roid and the Yankees, I don't think anybody in the Bronx is going to forgive and forget and I just can't see them welcoming him back with open arms. 

Personally, I think he has continued to take them to try and get over the numerous injuries he has had in the last couple of years.  I think he is guilty of lying repeatedly to Major League Baseball and I can definitely see them throwing the book at him.  One way or another, I just want this whole thing to be over so everybody can concentrate on what happens on the field.

7/28/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

This really is not about innocent or not any longer...if your drug dealer blows you in you will be suspended... the next NSA is at hand for out highly paid MLB players,,,,,this should catch them by the dozens after round one is over...easy peezy no blood tests needed.. just sales records...