A-Rod’s Flack Won’t Have to Tell the Court Where He Hid the Bodies

Just kidding. But baseball’s least popular player has certainly made his damage control strategy clear: deny, obfuscate, muddy the waters and blame everything on somebody else. And he’s just in time for our yearly roundup of PR failures!

In the wake of a judge’s rejection of Major League Baseball‘s attempt to force the flack to testify or be held in contempt of court comes an announcement that the man himself will “write” a tell-all book.

How much of the “full dirt of Major League Baseball’s tactics” will his ghost writer reveal? Maybe we should ask the publishers currently “battling for the real A-Rod story” (emphasis ours).

Not content to become a bestselling author, the Rod would like to act as documentary subject, too: he reportedly met with Cocaine Cowboys filmmaker Billy Corben (not the bald Smashing Pumpkin) to help make a feature film about his admitted use of illegal drugs battle to clear his name against the combined forces of MLB and the team that pays him.

A-Rod did, at least, get one thing right: he hit the charity golf circuit this week and found time to tell reporters that he’s “confident” he’ll be back in a Yankees uniform next year.

Our advice? Save your money.


@PatrickCoffee patrick.coffee@adweek.com Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.
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