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TODAY   |  November 21, 2013

Alex Rodriguez storms out of MLB hearing

MLB star Alex Rodriguez, currently suspended for 211 games for alleged steroid use, stormed out of a hearing after the arbitrator apparently refused to order commissioner Selig to testify.

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>> willie geist has more, good morning to you.

>> good morning to you. it's not the walkoff a. rod is known for, it certainly is was just as dramatic. in this case, he left the hearing and went straight to a studio and unloaded against the commissioner and mlb.

>> i lost my mind.

>> reporter: a. rod outraged speaking on a new york radio show what for him was the third strike against the grievance process.

>> i banged the table and kicked a briefcase and slammed out of the room. what we saw today was just, it was disgusting.

>> reporter: rodriguez was angry because they refused to make selig testify. he gave out 211 game, it could cost the slugger $35 million in salary t. league says there is no precedent for selig to testify and today's an techs are an obvious attempt to justify mr. rodriguez 's continuing refusal to testify under oath.

>> it was disgusting and the fact that the man from milwaukee that put this suspension on me with not one bit of evidence, something i didn't do and he doesn't have the courage to come look at me in the eye and tell me this is why i did 211?

>> reporter: a. rod has doend dopeing in the past.

>> for the record, have you used steroids, human growth huh money or other performance enhancing substance?

>> no.

>> reporter: only to later admit to using performance drugs.

>> i triggered a positive test.

>> reporter: now another denial.

>> did you do any pvs?

>> no.

>> did you obstruct any witnesses?

>> no.

>> did you do anything they accused you of doing?

>> no.

>> so you are guilty in your mind of nothing?

>> i feel i should be there opening day .

>> rodriguez thinks major league baseball is hell bent . he said, selig hates my guts, to put me on the mantle would be a trophy for him. rodriguez says he is done. his lawyers will press on.

>> it will continue to get ugly. no question about it.