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Old 01-13-2014, 03:38 PM
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They claimed that Selig had no right to suspend A-Rod (or Braun) for 211 games since it was against the CBA and JDA. Well, the JDA has language in it (specifically section 7-G) says that a player may be subject to discipline that is not mentioned in the preceding sections (which covers positive tests, recreational drug use, selling banned substances, etc.). The punishments for any this kind of discipline is not covered in the usual 50, 100 game suspensions and is subject to the Commissioner's discretion under the CBA.

http://mlb.mlb.com/pa/pdf/jda.pdf

http://mlb.mlb.com/pa/pdf/cba_english.pdf
Hm, just quickly glancing over the pages tagged Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, or Biogenesis, I don't see anything that shows they're outright questioning MLB's ability to ban A-Rod.

This piece here, I think shows they have a pretty solid grasp of the CBA and JDA: http://deadspin.com/a-rod-suspension...rom-1499361350

Of course, A-Rod himself in his lawsuit against the MLB questioned Selig's authority to impose this type of a ban under the terms of the CBA and JDA so I'm guessing that is where you are pulling that from: http://www.scribd.com/doc/173358290/A-Rod-Lawsuit

At any rate, I do get that Deadspin has a bit more of an anti-Selig bias than most other sources, but that's only because Selig really, really sucks as a commissioner.
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