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MLB letter to Joe Tacopina

MLB letter to Joe Tacopina

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'Today Show' surprises A-Rod lawyer as MLB waives confidentiality agreement
'Today Show' surprises A-Rod lawyer as MLB waives confidentiality agreement

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Published by: New York Post on Aug 19, 2013
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Office of the Commissioner 
245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167 (212) 931-7800 www.mlb.com
Robert D. Manfred, Jr.Executive Vice President,Economics & League Affairs
August 19, 2013
Via Hand Delivery
Joseph Tacopina, Esq.Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C.275 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016Re: Alex RodriguezDear Mr. Tacopina:In article published on ESPN.com yesterday, you were quoted as stating thefollowing:‘I would love nothing more than to sit here and be able to talk about Alex’s testing results and MLB allegations and MLB’sinvestigation into Biogenesis as it relates to Alex and specific datesand specific tests,’ Tacopina said. ‘Nothing more, but there is aconfidentially clause of the JDA. I will make Manfred a deal if he,in writing, waives the confidentially clause, and agrees that itwould not be a breach of the confidentially clause, if he allows usto discuss exactly what he wants us to discuss, including the testingresult, including the specifics of the tests, the results, we would behappy to discuss it. It would be my pleasure to discuss it. I wouldlove to discuss it. But the minute I discuss it, I’m in violation of the confidentially clause of the JDA.’While we believe that your public comments are already in breach of theconfidentiality provisions of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention andTreatment Program (the “Program”), we will agree to waive those provisions as theyapply to both Rodriguez and the Office of Commissioner of Baseball with respect toRodriguez’s entire history under the Program, including, but not limited to, his testinghistory, test results, violations of the Program, and all information and evidence relatingto Rodriguez’s treatment by Anthony Bosch, Anthony Galea and Victor Conte.Specifically, both Rodriguez and the Office of the Commissioner will be permitted to publicly disclose information and documents relating to:

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