Suspended Yankees player Alex Rodriguez is being sued by his own lawyer over legal fees.
The New York Daily News reported
Monday that veteran sports attorney David Cornwell and his law firm Gordon & Rees filed a 12-page suit in Manhattan that claims the baseball player owes them $380,000.
The law firm failed to overturn A-Rod's Biogenesis doping suspension from the New York Yankees — effective through the 2014 season.
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"Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez admitted that his advisers at Roc Nation, most specifically, Desiree Perez, instructed him 'not to pay the invoices, and to make Gordon & Rees sue' him," says one part of the suit.
Roc Nation is rapper Jay-Z's entertainment company founded in 2008. Perez is a nightclub manager and ex-con arrested in 1994 on cocaine charges who later cooperated as a witness for the DEA.
The firm said it filed for arbitration in February, but Rodriguez did not respond.
A spokesman for A-Rod responded to the suit, saying "Alex Rodriguez has already paid substantial legal fees to this firm. There are additional fees being sought from hours that continued to be billed and are the source of the disagreement between the parties. Alex looks forward to swiftly resolving this matter and moving on."
The Associated Press reported via The Huffington Post
that Rodriguez admitted in 2009 to using banned substances from 2001-2003. He plans to rejoin the Yankees in 2015.
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