By Tom Verducci
July 30, 2013
MLB is reportedly considering a lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez over his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal.
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Braun went away quietly. The endgame here is more complicated. This is about far more than one test sample. This is about years of behavior. It's about a team against its own player, players against owners and players against players. It's about possible labor unrest and legal challenges. And it's about Alex Rodriguez, so if anybody tells you they know exactly how it's going to end, just laugh at them. The only certainty about the ending is that it will be messy.

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