A-Rod Suspended for 2014 Season

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees walsk off the field back to the dugout after he grounded out in the top of the 9th inning against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

On Saturday morning, Alex Rodriguez received the longest doping penalty in the history of American baseball. He'll be suspended for 162 games — the entire 2014 season and off season — over charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs. It's an improvement over the 211-game ban originally handed down by baseball commissioner Bud Selig in August, but the break is still going to cost A-Rod at least $25 million. In a long statement confirming the news, he vowed to "take this fight to federal court."