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Alex Rodriguez sued for alleged unpaid legal fees

Alex Rodriguez walks off the field back to

Alex Rodriguez walks off the field back to the dugout after he grounded out in the top of the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on Oct. 18, 2012 in Detroit. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jonathan Daniel

Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He is being sued by his own lawyer.

Attorney David Cornwell's law firm filed papers Monday in Manhattan federal court saying the Yankees star owes more than $380,000 related to their work fighting his steroid suspension.

As first reported by The Daily News, the firm also is seeking pre-judgment interest and attorney fees that could increase the amount to half a million dollars.

Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation by Major League Baseball. He has said he plans to rejoin the Yankees in 2015.

Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used banned substances from 2001-03 while with Texas, before baseball had penalties in place for PEDs. But he has denied using them since.


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