As history supports, professional athletes have had a bad reputation with illegal substances and not only that but most of the time, there is an inability to take responsibility for their actions. In the news this month is Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod). Rodriguez is a famous major league baseball player for the New York Yankees. He has recently been suspended for most of the 2014 baseball season, sitting out 162 games of the 183 game series. Losing $22,131,147 of his $25 million contract, he will still be paid $3 million for the games he is able to play. Rodriguez's suspension was originally for 211 games but got reduced to 162 games. He was not only obtaining illegal performance-enhancing substances from the now-shuttered Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in South Florida, but also for trying to hinder the investigation into those allegations. This is the longest drug suspension and longest non-lifetime suspension in baseball history. He is also denying all allegations to the public. What spared A-Rod from a longer suspension or possible life-time ban? His talent? Does the punishment fit the crime? Take a look at this article to get more of the facts and weigh in on the debate!