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SBD/August 12, 2013/People and Pop Culture
David Cornwell Becoming The Attorney Athletes Turn To When They Are In Trouble
Published August 12, 2013
TAKING THE RIGHT APPROACH: St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell said he likes the "intelligent way" MLB and Commissioner BUD SELIG are handling the Rodriguez suspension, "because you know Bud had to be talked off throwing the hammer down." Burwell: "I think that his attorneys said, ‘Look, let's build a perfect case, we do not want this overturned, so let’s do it the right way,’ and I think they’ve done it the right way.” N.Y. Daily News columnist Mike Lupica said MLB and the Yankees have "played this by the book." MLB “did not try to keep him off the field” and Selig “didn’t exercise his 'best interests of the game' clause.” Lupica: “The idea that there is some right-wing conspiracy to get Alex Rodriguez, he’s got to show me that. He has got to show me some proof of that" (“The Sports Reporters, ESPN, 8/11).