Could Alex Rodriguez be facing a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball?
According to a new CBS News report, that possibility is not that far fetched.
After Ryan Braun was suspended after reaching a deal with MLB, admitting PED use and accepted his 65-game suspension, some thought A-Rod would follow suit.
That is apparently not the case.
Alex Rodriguez's name has been linked to the current Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal, but the Yankees star is not looking to settle.
As a result, Rodriguez is reportedly facing the possibility of a lifetime ban.
Sources say he would also appeal any suspension. Brewers star Braun reached a deal, apologized and accepted a 65-game suspension on Monday.
MLB reportedly has more evidence tying Rodriguez to Biogenesis than it did Braun and is prepared to suspend Rodriguez for at least 100 games.
Investigators allegedly disclosed evidence that A-Rod purchased and was administered PEDs from the clinic, in a meeting with the athlete and his lawyers.
Alleged lies about previous PED use and possible interference in the MLB investigation could also factor into the suspension, which will not be short.
Alex Rodriguez, who has not played in a Major League game this season due to a hip injury, previously admitted to using steroids from 2001-03.
The 37-year-old has slightly less than $100 million remaining on the contract, 10-year, $275 million deal New York inexplicably signed him to in 2007.