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Monday, February 23, 2009
A-Rod Lawyers-UpI don't mean that in the judgmental way cops say it. You'd be nuts not to have a lawyer in Rodriguez's situation. Lucky for him, he has a good one:
Alex Rodriguez has bolstered his legal team, adding Jay Reisinger, who has represented a number of high-profile baseball players who have been confronted with questions about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
If you're not immediately familiar with Reisinger's name, it's because unlike the Rusty Hardins of the world, Reisinger looks to defend his clients' interests first rather than be the first one to a television camera. There's a reason why Andy Pettitte didn't get ensnared in a Clemens-like drama. And though I generally like Pettitte, I suspect it has nothing to do with his own savvy, skill, and guile. Rather, it is because he has been well-advised to tell the truth when the truth is required, and to otherwise go about his business and let his lawyers handle his representation.
A-Rod is often criticized for being too careful and caring too much about how he is perceived. Well, when you're in trouble like he is, those are wonderful traits to have, and they have led him to make a smart decision in the lawyer he hired.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:00am
An odd strategy:
“Then came the steroid hearings in March 2005 on Capitol Hill, in which Sosa declared, “To be clear, I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs.” But he was widely ridiculed for asking that questions be translated into Spanish by his attorney.”
Posted 02/23 at 12:27 PM
if my client’s first language isn’t english, you bet your ass i’m going to make sure that questions to him are translated.
Posted 02/23 at 08:54 PM
I think the first priority would be for the client to tell the truth…in any language.
Posted 02/23 at 11:45 PM