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A-Rod on the hot seat today

Alex Rodriguez meets with Major League Baseball officials today to discuss his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

River Avenue Blues, one of the finest Yankee fan blogs on the Inter-Google, speculates today that there is no way Rodriguez can be suspended for his admission of using steroids from 2001-2003.

But .... and, isn't there ALWAYS a but with A-Rod.

Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News says the Yankee third baseman could face discipline if he doesn't tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth during his meeting today.

Alex Rodriguez cannot be suspended for steroids he took in the years he said he took them, because there were no drug laws on the books in baseball at that time. What he might be suspended for is lying to the representatives of the commissioner of baseball who are scheduled to question him about his drug use today in Florida.

"But that's if they can prove it," one baseball executive said on Friday, speaking about Rodriguez. "That's where things could get interesting here. If he lies to them and if they can prove it, then (commissioner Bud Selig) could have grounds to do something."

As much as we -- and A-Rod -- want this story to go away, it isn't going to anytime soon. And since you never quite know exactly what Rodriguez will say or do, who knows how this will turn out.