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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cousin Yuri plans to sue A-Rod

Yuri’s revenge! Command! Conquer!

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.

Repoz Posted: March 12, 2013 at 04:52 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RollingWave Posted: March 12, 2013 at 06:05 AM (#4386736)
Well A-rod would like a Tanya type....
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 12, 2013 at 06:18 AM (#4386738)
Well, at least he's still got Cousin Larry.
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 12, 2013 at 08:24 AM (#4386766)
Is Yuri claiming that A-rod laced his bibbi-babkas with roids?
   4. GregD Posted: March 12, 2013 at 09:18 AM (#4386791)
It would be exactly in keeping with A-Rod's general savvy to cut off the person who could most easily bring him down. This is when you need a personal manager who explains to you that your reputation is forever dependent on Cousin Yuri during his lifetime so you only have two options: 1) keep him happy or 2) arrange an accident.
   5. flournoy Posted: March 12, 2013 at 09:32 AM (#4386803)
Does A-Rod have a Russian cousin, or is Yuri from the Vladimir Guerrero School of Naming?
   6. RollingWave Posted: March 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM (#4386834)
@4 , the later should be easily enough in the DR... or is his cousin living in Florida?
   7. attaboy Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM (#4386851)
2013 is not shaping up as a good one for Mr. ARod!
   8. Bote Man Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM (#4386859)
Sucart, his eyes uncovered!!
   9. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM (#4386862)
How many famous and talented people end up with leeches hanging off of them who don't have to go out and get real jobs because of it? When one of the leeches causes problems, it's pretty low, but not surprising.
   10. Randy Jones Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4386863)
Sucart, his eyes uncovered!!


A-Rod, when the walls fell.
   11. Greg K Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4386866)
How many famous and talented people end up with leeches hanging off of them who don't have to go out and get real jobs because of it? When one of the leeches causes problems, it's pretty low, but not surprising.

A childhood friend of a good friend of mine is a relatively big UFC fighter. From what I hear about it, due to the constant training and travel the life is awfully lonely as you don't really have any actual friends, just a cadre of people who cling on for the perks.
   12. Greg K Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM (#4386867)
So does that make Jeter Jalad?
   13. Cabbage Posted: March 12, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4386874)
Does A-Rod have a Russian cousin, or is Yuri from the Vladimir Guerrero School of Naming?

Is Yuri who drive delivery truck. Is good job, have room in truck for rock and roll band.

Hey Yuri! Don't smoosh package!
   14. GregD Posted: March 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM (#4386883)
A childhood friend of a good friend of mine is a relatively big UFC fighter. From what I hear about it, due to the constant training and travel the life is awfully lonely as you don't really have any actual friends, just a cadre of people who cling on for the perks.
Even Mark Sanford--not exactly A-Rod--had his staffers keep track of which people around him had known him before he was elected to Congress so he could separate the people who were only leeching off him from the people who were both his friends and leeching off of him. The idea that he had to have it written down speaks to the incredible press of people on even a lower-level person like him.
   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 12, 2013 at 01:15 PM (#4386910)
A childhood friend of a good friend of mine is a relatively big UFC fighter. From what I hear about it, due to the constant training and travel the life is awfully lonely as you don't really have any actual friends, just a cadre of people who cling on for the perks.


There are perks? UFC fighters earn peanuts. If your name isn't John Jones, George St. Pierre or Anderson Silva you're basically busting your hump for a middle class paycheck, and they are plenty of guys making 8 and 8 ($8000 to show and another $8000 to win). The UFC is a fine example of how a complete lack of market balance and a closed economic system depresses pay, boxers were making bigger money than UFC champions almost 100 years ago.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: March 12, 2013 at 03:57 PM (#4387064)
Suing him for famation of character I assume.
   17. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: March 12, 2013 at 04:08 PM (#4387080)
Damn, it, #13 beat me to it.
   18. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 12, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4387114)
One of my favorite hangers-on was Kato Kaelin. Here he was, simply living on OJ's estate in a cottage in the back.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 12, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4387119)
A childhood friend of a good friend of mine is a relatively big UFC fighter.


Physically big (a-la Mark Hunt?), or in terms of star power?

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