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Exclusive: Alex Rodriguez is Being Sued by Yuri Sucart
- Updated: March 11, 2013
As anybody who follows baseball knows, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez and his cousin Yuri Sucart have had a highly publicized falling out after Rodriguez announced that it was Sucart who had not only pushed him to use steroids, but had been the person who repeatedly injected the banned substance into him.
To show his thanks, Rodriguez had bought a diamond-studded ring as a gift for his cousin after the Yankees won the 2009 World Series. After growing tired of the infamy of being associated to Rodriguez, Sucart decided to sell the ring to a collector from Florida.
As Rodriguez is rehabilitating from injury, this saga is continuing.
Through an anonymous source, I have learned that there is a pending lawsuit in Florida against Alex Rodriguez, filed by his cousin Yuri Sucart.
According to a source close to the case, Rodriguez has turned down a proposed settlement by Sucart and the case appears to be headed for trial where Mr. Sucart is seeking $5 million in damages.
This is an MLB Nation exclusive and a developing story, so stay tuned for updates as I become aware of them.
UPDATE: The lawsuit filed by Yuri Sucart is for libel, defamation of character, fraud and dues owed.
UPDATE: 3/12/2013 7:07 PM PST According to my source, Mr. Sucart and Mr. Rodriguez have a new meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to discuss a possible settlement. As previously reported in this article, Mr. Sucart is seeking $5 million in damages. However, Mr. Rodriguez is only offering $500,000. Adding to the family dispute, Alex Rodriguez has taken back possession of several items he had previously given Mr. Sucart that he had also planned to auction off to raise money.