A-Rod Fights Back

Yankee Alex Rodriguez plans to challenge 162-game suspension in federal court.
3:00 | 01/12/14

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We turn now to a new development in that record suspension of alex rodriguez. Tonight, abc news has learned he's preparing to come out swinging. His team taking the first step tomorrow. And abc's ryan smith on the story again tonight. Reporter: A-rod fights back. Tonight, his lead lawyer, joe tacopina tells abc news he's filing that appeal tomorrow in federal court to fight a-rod's historic 162-game suspension. This, on the heels of bombshell revelations from tony bosh, the man whose clinic allegedly provided performance enhancing drugs to the star slugger. In an interview with cbs, bosh comes out swinging, on everything from the list of alleged banned substances a-rod used -- testosterone, insulin growth factor one. Human growth hormone. And some different forms of peptides. Reporter: To the power hitter's fear of needles. Alex is scared of needles. Reporter: Bosh goes on to claim that he would inject the needles himself. A-rod in a statement on the suspension say, quote, "i did not use performance enhancing substances as alleged." His fall from grace, a long way from the promise of stardom he showed when he debuted with the seattle mariners at age 19. Growing in stature and size. He's someone who had great talent and chose this path and is paying the consequences. And ryan smith with us now. You talked to a-rod's legal team. They are waste nothing time? Reporter: Nope, getting right to it. They will file that lawsuit tomorrow and they think they can win. Ryan smith, thank you. Now to washington this evening, and to a major

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