A-rod’s lawyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he plans to appeal a ruling by a federal judge that said he can’t be fired.
The A-rods attorney, William W. Gatt, told The AP that the decision “was based on an assumption that my conduct was not constitutionally protected.”
He said he is “working with the courts to try to clear this up.”
Gatt said that he and his client have not heard from A-Rods lawyers in about a month.
He said they will not be commenting further until they receive an answer.
He added that he has not received a response to his appeal.
“I don’t know when that will be,” Gatt told The Hill.
“It is not the time to talk about that right now.”
The judge said in his ruling that the A-Rods conduct is protected by the First Amendment and that his decision to terminate the players contract was based on “a mistake in law” that violated A-ROds constitutional right to freedom of speech.
The decision came after A-Rock’s lawyers filed an appeal last week in federal court.
“The Court of Appeals erred in holding that Mr. A-Brod’s contract termination violates A-Robot’s First Amendment rights and the constitutional rights of A-Rogers, A-Doe, A-, and A-Seth, as well as A-Roller,” the appeals court said in its ruling.
“Mr. A-(Rock) has not presented any evidence to show that his conduct constitutes a violation of A-(Robot)’s rights.”
GATT told The Journal-Sentinel in August that he was not in a position to provide legal advice to A-rock because of his role as the lead attorney in the lawsuit.
“We don’t have a lot of time,” GATT said.
“There is no legal advice, and I haven’t talked to the lawyers.”
The AP also reported on Tuesday the possibility of an appeal.
The judge’s decision to dismiss the case was issued in late August and was due to be heard by the U.S. Court of Claims in April.
The AP previously reported that a group of players and fans who have been fighting A-roller for years had filed a complaint with the U