Major League Baseball’s battle with A-Rod trumped Florida law

Fred Grimm comments:

Major League Baseball, in its zeal to nail A-Rod and other accused juicers, paid thousands for stolen medical records.

Not that we don’t relish the prospect of overpaid jocks getting their comeuppance, but there’s a small problem with trafficking in stolen property. It’s stolen.

Florida law’s not fuzzy about the legality of “dealing in stolen property.” A state statute puts it bluntly. “Any person who traffics in, or endeavors to traffic in, property that he or she knows or should know was stolen shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree.”

The legislature, in writing the statute, failed to include an exception for Major League Baseball. No worries. It has become apparent, as this latest baseball doping scandal unfolded, that MLB investigators are allowed to operate beyond legal restraints that hamper less exalted elements of society.

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