The Alex Rodriguez soap opera takes a new twist.
A-Rod adamantly walked out of his arbitration hearing earlier today and released this statement as he was exiting Major League Baseball’s headquarters.
“I am disgusted with this abusive process designed to ensure that the player fails. I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process. This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the Players Association refused to order Selig to come in and face me. The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce.”
A-Rod technically doesn’t have to be in attendance for these hearings, but the tide in this case just turned.
A-Rod’s camp is currently unsure what the next step they want to take in this process is, and there is a chance this could end up going to federal court, according to a spokesman for Rodriguez.
Be sure to continue paying attention to this story, because it’s anyone’s guess as to what happens next.