Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went on the "Tonight Show" on Thursday and ripped Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig for giving Alex Rodriguez a 211-game suspension.
When Jay Leno asked about A-Rod's ban, Cuban accused Selig of waging a personal vendetta against the Yankees' slugger.
"Horrible. I think it's disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. It’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended, he does," he said. "But they have policies in place. First-time offenders, 50 games. Second time, 100. 214 games? That's personal. And I got to tell you, my experiences with Major League Baseball -- and after all this there's no chance I'm going to be able to buy a team -- it’s basically become Bud Selig’s mafia. He runs it the way he wants to run it."
He went on to accuse the league of doing "everything possible" to keep him from buying the Texas Rangers in 2010.
"They had lawyers in their trying to change the rules, they had people trying to put up more money. it was horrible!" he said.
MLB recently suspended 12 players for 50 games for their connections to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Miami accused of peddling performance-enhancing drugs. A-Rod however, was suspended for 211 games and is appealing.