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Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:21 am
 
Alex RodriguezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

You know that story about the illegal poker game with cocaine, celebrities, fights and Alex Rodriguez? It's a great story, but someone at the game said it all happened -- except for the A-Rod part.

Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian -- who was at that game in Beverly Hills and was the named source in the Star Magazine story fingering A-Rod -- told the New York Daily News that Rodriguez wasn't there.

"A-Rod was not at that game," Bilzerian told the Daily News. "It's ridiculous."

He added he remembered the game in November of 2009 at Cody Leibel's house, because he was "stiffed." 

"He wasn't there, I'm telling you," Bilzerian said. "He was playing in the World Series at the time."

The 2009 World Series had three games -- Games 4, 5 and 6 -- in the month of November, with the Yankees winning the title on Nov. 4 at Yankee Stadium.

The second source in the Star Magazine report told the Daily News that he wasn't at the 2009 party, but knows a guy who had been at an "illegal house game" with Rodriguez.

"I never played with him in a home game, but I know [someone who] witnessed him at one. It was an illegal house game," the source told the newspaper, who requested anonymity and didn't "want to get A-Rod in trouble."

On Thursday, Rodriguez's publicist said there were "numerous factual inaccuracies" in Star Magazine's report. 

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 10:36 am
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

SPortsfan, he has not been a third baseman long enough to be considered the greatest to ever play the position.  Also, I cannot consider him to be one of the greats at anything because of the steroids.  That is the difference between him and Rose.  Rose gambled after he retired.  He did not take performance enhancing drugs.  A-Roid, meanwhile, is one of the posterboys of the Steroid Era and one of the last remaining.  Because of that, he cannot be considered the best because we do not know just how much they helped his power numbers.  And unlike Schmidt and Brooks Robinson, he likely will not be going to the HOF unless they created and Asterisk Wing.  He is just trying to play innocent.  He hid the truth about his roid use for years before coming clean.  But all it took for Yankee fans to cheer him like nothing happened was 2 MVP's and a World Series.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Sorry Robbie; didn't mean to ruffle your feathers bro. However; you must admit that Fox will give us some great shots of rather large Italian-looking dudes chanting "Derek Jeter","Derek Jeter." in this years' playoffs.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Was Pete Rose there...?

At least Rose was not doing it as a player...which is why he should be in The Hall of Fame, as a player. 



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Duh.  He's on a rehab assignment - nowhere near California.  Morons.  Oh yea, and he's not jetting out there for a few hours either.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Hey eggs...  hitting and fielding combined, A-Rod is the greatest to play the position.  If you just want defense, then Brooks Robinson would be your choice at 3B over Schmidt.  As for the comparison of Schmidt to A-Rod (just for laughs), Schmidt's career batting average of .267 is lower than A-Rod's single worst year at .270.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Real mature DK.  I'm not a Yankees fan and I only weigh about 150.  I just call it like I see it.


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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2011 12:41 pm
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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:30 am
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Hey Rob; "greatest 3rd baseman in history?" Come on bro! Even the most diehard A-Rod fan( there must be a dozen of them) wouldn't write or believe something that ridiculous. My man, you'll probably be the fat,obnoxious Yankee fan that'll be booing and heckling Alex when he strikes out in a key situation in the playoffs.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:22 am
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

I also remember that game in November 2009 and will testify that A-Rod was not present. I got "stiffed" by DiCaprio when I called his bluff and proudly proclaimed I was a better actor than him.I also recall that Ben Aflac was visibly shaken when I punked his butt by pulling a.n inside straight to trump his three of a kind. There was a good deal of tension in the room that night and we all know that Alex wilts under any pressure. So even if he was present early, he would have snuck out the back door when tempers began to flare.


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