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MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

Posted on: August 3, 2011 3:29 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 7:19 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Yankees third baseman -- and big-time tabloid presence -- Alex Rodriguez could face suspension from Major League Baseball, according to ESPN New York, quoting an anonymous MLB executive. The suspension wouldn't be due to anything Rodriguez has done on the field, though.

A-Rod was reportedly at an "underground" poker game that involved some people openly using cocaine and a fight over one player not wanting to cough up his $500,000 in losses. The original report came from RadarOnline.com, though it sounds like Rodriguez was simply there playing poker and not doing any of the coke/fighting. He even reportedly "tried to distance himself" from the game once the fight broke out. The poker game reportedly took place at the mansion of a record executive in Beverly Hills.

Still, ESPN's anonymous source said that commissioner Bud Selig is "fed up" with the Yankees slugger. Rodriguez had been warned to avoid these poker games in the past by MLB officials, so that would likely be the source of the commissioner's frustrations.

"We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial investigation," Major League Baseball said in a statement. "As part of the investigation, the commissioner's office will interview Mr. Rodriguez."

For now, what actually happened is just a bunch of speculation at this point. The MLB offices are merely looking to gather information and find out how accurate the reporting is. If the reports are all true, it sounds like all A-Rod's really guilty of is bad judgement -- and that certainly doesn't make him a unique human being.

Rodriguez, 36, is on the disabled list as he rehabs from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

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hotmeuly
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:16 pm
 

MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

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Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:03 pm
 

MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

amazin how many clones don't know the difference between LEGAL poker in Nevada, and some coke party in Holliweird.


YOUKS EXMUNCHER
Since: Aug 3, 2011
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YOUKS EXMUNCHER
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Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:17 pm
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Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:09 pm
 

MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

What he does in his free time and with his money should not mind MLB or anybody else......i i were A-Rod, i would play poker as much as i want too....i would even drink a full bottle of the best whisky in the world and do 3some with Cameron Diaz and Madonna.....

smell like envy around here---Yell



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:29 pm
 

MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

Poker is a form of gambling, which of course is an addiction.

He was probably trying to stay clean, but with all the talk about the Phillies Four Aces he just couldn't help himself Wink




Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:03 pm
 

MLB investigating A-Rod for poker party

Papi's having a career year in his mid-30's. So....are YOU still saying he did them and now all of a sudden, got better?  Why is it that you all need a scapegoat once your favorite players got busted? He looks the same and hits the same if not better. AROD has not been the same and neither has anyone else who got busted.


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