If the latest allegations are true, Alex Rodriguez is officially dead to me
I've been a critic of Major League Baseball and their attempts to circumvent their own drug testing and the suspensions set forth in the collective bargaining agreement, and I've spoke out against them targeting certain players like A-Rod and Ryan Braun.
However, if the latest rumors are true, I'm off the A-Rod bandwagon forever.
According to a "60 Minutes" report, Alex Rodriguez leaked information about fellow players involved in the Biogenesis scandal, including Braun as well as Rodriguez's own teammate, Francisco Cervelli.
I can excuse the PED use. I honestly don't even care about that at all. I can pardon him for lying to MLB in the investigation, assuming it was to cover himself. Many people would do the same in that situation. That only makes him human. I can forgive him for his overall arrogance over the course of his career, and his gall to lie straight in the face of reporters and fans. When it's all said and done, I really don't care about any of that.
If he ratted out his fellow players, however, that's simply inexcusable. Particularly when one of them is his own teammate.
Rodriguez has always been incredibly self-absorbed, but it usually isn't to the detriment of his team. He has been a great player over the course of his career, and even now, his team is better with him than without him.
However, this would be cardinal sin for which I would completely support any type of punishment necessary.
If it is true, he should be immediately banned from the MLB Players' Association, and their lawyers should immediately cease and desist any assistance they're offering him with his appeals. He should be ostracized in the dugout, and anyone with any evidence against him should be running to Bud Selig as fast as they can to tell the world.
Enough is enough, A-Rod. If this is true, you're dead to me.