Alex Rodriguez, already embroiled in baseball’s latest doping scandal, may face a legal fastball from the relative he says persuaded him to use steroids.
Yuri Sucart, the cousin and longtime go-fer who the Yankee superstar claimed provided him with performance-enhancing drugs, has consulted with his Miami attorney about filing a lawsuit against Rodriguez.
“I know there’s a lot of friction. I know that (Sucart’s) name got caught in the crossfire of all the allegations involving all the performance-enhancing drugs,” attorney John Ruiz, who declined to discuss the basis for the lawsuit, told the Daily News. “I’ve been consulted about it. But obviously because there’s an attorney/client relationship, I can’t really divulge details.”
The possibility that A-Rod and Cousin Yuri might square off in court was first reported by TheMLBNation.com, a baseball web site. The site reported that Sucart will seek $5 million in damages and that Rodriguez has turned down a settlement proposal.
A spokesman for Rodriguez declined comment.
Posted: March 12, 2013 at 04:52 AM | 19 comment(s)
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