Alex Rodriguez being sued for unpaid legal fees

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

Suspended slugger plans to play again in 2015

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, seen in an August 2013 game, decided not to appeal his suspension. (Kathy Willens/The Associated Press)

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 New York Yankees star owes more than $380,000 US 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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