Monday, February 23, 2009

A-Rod is Lawyerin' Up

Tom Petty sang, "The waiting is the hardest part", but that may be the easiest part for Alex Rodriguez. Expecting to be contacted by Bud Selig's office, and possibly federal authorities, A-Rod hired lawyer Jay Reissenger to represent him. Reissenger previously worked with Sammy Sosa and Andy Pettite.

A-Rod also hired James E. Sharp, who assisted with Sosa. (A-Rod won't be able to use the "I no longer can speak English" ploy that Sosa employed before Congress).

So far, A-Rod has heard nothing specific from Major League Baseball, which is frothing at the mouth to speak with him. A meeting this week or next is likely to occur.

photo courtesy of AP/Mary Altaffer

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