Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games, basically amounting the 2014 season and whatever was left of the 2013 at the time of ruling, based on multiple charges. One such charge was the allegation that A-Rod had taking steroids every year since 2009. As part of Alex Rodriguez's appeal, his lawyer David Cornwell, plans to challengeMajor League Baseball's claim of A-Rod's alleged use over multiple years.
It will take more than 20 days for Rodriguez's legal team to go through every shred of evidence MLB has compiled against their client and the lawyers have yet to see the evidence at this time. Some believe A-Rod's side is trying to stall the appeal process, but it takes time to build a case and look through all the necessary evidence the opposition has built up. It is believed that MLB's arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, won't make a ruling on the appeal until November, so there is still plenty of time for both sides to prepare for a long legal battle.
Cornwell also shot down the rumor that Alex rodriguez was trying to make a deal with MLB to take a 100-game suspension, retire, and collect that remaining money he was owed.
According to TMZ, so grain of salt, Alex Rodriguez plans to sue MLB if his suspension isn't completely lifted at the conclusion of his appeal. Their source says he is being persecuted because he has been tested 11 times since 2011 and his results have all come back negative, meanwhile Ryan Braun tested positive in 2011, lied about it, and was given a considerably less severe punishment. The source also believes that MLB has no real proof against A-Rod and that MLB's investigation has been borderline illegal after intimidating witnesses and instead makes them look more guilty than he does.