Remember that time Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season for his links to performance-enhancing drugs and he threatened to turn around and sue MLB???
Well apparently he was totally joking!
Ok, so joking might not exactly be the right word for it. But he has dropped all of his lawsuits and plans on accepting his suspension for the 2014 season!
MLB released a statement on the situation saying:
"We have been informed that Alex Rodriguez has reached the prudent decision to end all of the litigation related to the Biogenesis matter. We believe that Mr. Rodriguez's actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow Major League Players. We share that desire."
It looks like A-Rod is waving the white flag!
The MLB Players Association also released a statement on the situation, saying:
"Alex Rodriguez has done the right thing by withdrawing his lawsuit. His decision to move forward is in everyone's best interest."
Last but certainly not least, Mr. A-Rod himself is speaking out about the situation, and let's just say he's going with the glass-half-full outlook on things!
"I think that in the year 2014, the league could have done me a favor because I've played 20 years without a timeout. I think 2014 will be a year to rest, mentally, physically prepare myself for the future and begin a new chapter of my life."
That's the spirit! You can finally take that nap you've been looking forward to for the past two decades!!
We're not 100% sure what the future hold for Alex's baseball playing career, but for right now maybe he can focus on booking a flight somewhere extra sunny!
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