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January 15, 2014

Direct Kick: Do us a favor A-Rod and go away

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — I’ve got two words for Alex Rodriquez: Go away. Just go away. Leave. I’m tired of looking at your face and hearing you whine.

Accept your punishment and ride off into the sunset with what is left of your tattered reputation. You have become one of the most hated players not only in baseball but in sports all together. What was once a sure fire Hall of Fame career has now been destroyed due to Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PEDs.

Be a man and accept your ban this season. You plan on challenging the decision in Federal Court, but chances are they aren’t going to touch it. They usually don’t.

You also said you plan on being at spring training, but why? Do you want to be a distraction to the New York Yankees, because that’s all you will be. Of course that means the spotlight will be on you, which you love.

You lied to us once before about using PEDs, so why should we believe you now? You thought you were above the arbitration process when you walked out on your hearing last year, but guess what, when you did that you signed your own death warrant.

You are arrogant and self-centered. You had all the talent in the world but you know what, no one will remember how great of a player you were, they will only remember you as the player who received the longest suspension due to PEDs.

I doubt if the Yankees really want you back. No other team will touch you. You have millions of dollars so you won’t be hurting for cash.

You said everyone is against you. Boo hoo. Cry me a freaking river. If everyone is against you it’s because you made them that way with your arrogance.

If you haven’t guessed by now I’m not an A-Rod fan. Never have been, never will be.

Just come clean and admit to your wrong doing. The more you lie the worse it will get. Just ask Pete Rose.

If you were stupid enough to take PEDs then you should be man enough to accept whatever punishment dished out to you. That’s what being a man is all about. Admit your mistake and move on. America is more forgiving to cheaters than they are to liars.

Call him what you want. Call him A-Fraud. Or A-Roid. Either one is suitable. Just don’t call come Opening Day.

sports@sentinel-echo.com

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