Alex Rodriguez Sues MLB; Star Alleges He Was Framed, Witness Was BRIBED

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Alex Rodriguez is swinging for the fences in his case against Major League Baseball, alleging in a lawsuit that the league bribed the star witness against him.

A-Rod claims he is the victim of a "witch hunt" and that the league paid Anthony Bosch millions of dollars to help force him out of baseball forever.

The suit claims the MLB paid $5 million to Bosch, the head of the Biogenesis Clinic. That's where the Rod allegedly went order to obtain undetectable steroids.

Basically, Rodriguez believes that the testimony of Bosch is tainted by this price tag and feels he can beat his 211-game suspension as a result.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday, also alleges that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and the league interfered with A-Rod's contracts and business relationships.

Sources close to the 38-year-old athlete say he's been tested for performance enhancing drugs 11 times since 2011 and has been clean EVERY time.

Major League Baseball has already responded, brushing off the suit as "a desperate attempt to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement."

"While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue," the league says in its response.

That would be "whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation.”

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