In a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, Rangers Owner Tom Hicks said he felt “betrayed” by Alex Rodriguez.
Rangers owner Tom Hicks said he feels “personally betrayed” and deceived by Alex Rodriguez after Rodriguez admitted Monday in an ESPN interview that he used performance-enhancing drugs while with the Rangers from 2001 to 2003.
Sounding angry and disappointed in a conference call Monday, Hicks said he asked Rodriguez, while the slugger was playing for Texas, if he was taking steroids.
“Not in an accusatory way, but I certainly asked the question in a way where I came away with a clear answer that he had much too much respect of his body to ever do anything like that to hurt it with steroids,” Hicks said.
Rodriguez, 33, apologized to Rangers fans during the interview, but Hicks said he isn’t ready to forgive.
“I’d rather have one further apology to the owner of the Texas Rangers who signed him to that contract,” Hicks said. “Then I’ll decide if I accept that apology.”
Rodriguez said pressure to perform well in Texas after signing a 10-year, $252 million contract, then the most lucrative in baseball history, prompted him to take a banned substance.
Yeah, we all know it’s a lot of pressure to play in a baseball Mecca like Texas.
Texas Rangers owner feels ‘betrayed’ by Alex Rodriguez (Dallas Morning News)
Let me ask the question here. Have you ever known of an individual or individuals who just screw up royaly and they know they screw up royaly and they claim to get better everytime they screw up royaly? Such is the case of the current edition of the Dallas Cowboys….
Below is a lengthy interview of a local sports anchor Babe Laufenberg asking Tony Romo about the state of the Cowboys. If ever there was a player trying to sell redemption to fans, this is it. “Things are going to change” but Tony just doesn’t know exactly what’s gonna change. I call bull cocka on the whole entire interview. I’m a life-long Cowboys fan. I have seen or listened to every Cowboys game in their history. It qualifies me to say this group of Cowboys don’t know any more about winning as a team, than they do about fornicating. (A reference to General Patton’s speech). Have a listen and see if you don’t agree.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has the Baltimore Ravens just where he wants them. Begging for his services, and opening up the checkbook and publicly admitting it.
It’s as if you were going to go buy a car you’ve always wanted and telling the car salesman, “I’ll pay whatever you want for this car.”
Do you think you would get a good deal here? It just shows what people will do when they have money.
Owner Steve Bisciotti has said he’s putting his wife on a budget to be able to afford Lewis and all of the other Ravens linebackers to keep one of the best defenses together for next season.
“Ray Lewis is going to be a guy we’re going to pay a lot of money to in order to keep,” Harbaugh said before coaching the AFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl. “Steve said he thinks we’ll be willing to pay more than anybody else.
“I know Ray has to take a look around. But I’m definitely convinced that Ray wants to finish his career a Baltimore Raven. And there’s no question the Baltimore Ravens definitely want Ray.”
If I were Ray Lewis, I think I would rather stay in Baltimore after getting a hefty raise rather than coming to the Cowboys with all of the circus acts going on here.
Pro Bowl Notes: Ravens ready to pay big to keep Ray Lewis (USA Today)