Alex Rodriguez is refusing to pay a large chunk of his legal bill following an unsuccessful bid to overturn his season-long ban, reports CBS Sports.
A-Rod is facing a season on the sidelines after his lawyers failed to overturn a decision set by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to ban him for all of the 162 regular season games and any potential postseason games that may follow.
And it seems that Rodriguez is unhappy with the services his lawyers provided.
Sources from the New York Daily News claim that Rodriguez is refusing to pay as much as $3 million out of an estimated $5 million bill he conjured during his legal battle.
It's another bad headline for Rodriguez to add to his portfolio, who has seen his idyllic image dragged through the mud since he was first linked to Biogenesis last year.
The New York Yankees slugger succeed on severing all his ties within baseball during his extended court battle with the MLB. He fell out with the MLB player's union after criticizing idolised late union chief Michael Weiner.
It's a strange move from Rodriguez as $3 million stands as a pittance compared to his $61 million to come from his Yankees contract. There are also other implications that could come from the case.
If he chooses to claim malpractice in a bid to scrap to bill, his lawyer-client confidentiality privilege will expire leaving him open to more damaging testimonies.