Alex Rodriguez wants to be a New York Yankee again and to do that without any distractions, he’s decided to drop his lawsuit against team doctor Christopher Ahmad and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
If you’ll recall, Rodriguez sued Ahmad and Columbia Presbyterian – the hospital Ahmad is affiliated with – last fall because A-Rod claimed they misdiagnosed his left hip injury in 2012.
A-Rod’s lawyer Alan Ripka said in a telephone interview earlier today, “He does not want to have any legal distractions in preparing and entering the new season for the New York Yankees.” He added, “That is the sole and only reason why this case is being discontinued.”
So, apparently A-Rod still believes that they misdiagnosed his hip injury but for the sake of goodwill wants to drop the suit because he’s eager to play baseball again.
Ripka also told reporters that Rodriguez had been debating for some time whether or not to drop the lawsuit, “We’ve been considering it and thinking about in terms of his career, in terms of the Yankees, in terms of him moving forward in his life.…