Via the Ledger –
Two reporters, “obsessed with ridding the sports world of performance-enhancing drugs,” tried to discredit Alex Rodriguez’s attorney by getting a past client — former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik — to file a false ethics complaint against him, according to a $15 million defamation lawsuit.
Joseph Tacopina’s federal lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, says New York Daily News reporters Nathaniel Vinton and Michael O’Keeffe have slanted coverage in their crusade to persecute Rodriguez, and also wrote a “hit piece” on Tacopina. Kerik and others are also named in the legal action.
Tacopina says he became a target while defending the Yankees third baseman in his dispute with Major League Baseball, which suspended Rodriguez for 211 games for allegedly using banned substances and then trying to cover up evidence.
Don’t have need to have some character in the first place for someone to defame it?