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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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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Rodriguez's publicist said there were "numerous factual inaccuracies" in Star Magazine's report. The Star lied not the Star! How did this story get so blown up. The Star is not the New York Times. What is next reports from MAD magazine on other places he played poker. It is sad that we have nothing else to do in this country but waste time and money on stupid people and stories. Leave Arod alone and go report on the fact the US is going in the toilet!



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

Rodriguez's publicist said there were "numerous factual inaccuracies" in Star Magazine's report. The Star lied not the Star! How did this story get so blown up. The Star is not the New York Times. What is next reports from MAD magazine on other places he played poker. It is sad that we have nothing else to do in this country but waste time and money on stupid people and stories. Leave Arod alone and go report on the fact the US is going in the toilet!



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

The only reason ARoid wouldn't sue is if he was indeed there and paid someone off to say he wasn't.  Why else wouldn't he comment?  Anyone who is truly innocent always comes out with attitude and passion, guns blazing, telling there side of the story, proclaiming their innocence.  Money talks and obviously he paid someone to keep their mouth shut.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Libel

I agree it was a stupid story but he's not going to file a libel suit. The burden of proof is so great on a public figure that would be impossible.  On top of that, there's hardly any damages and he wouldn't waste his time.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

This is almost like listening to the Republicans and the Democrats. As far as I am concerned what the media reports, especially using unnamed sources, is usually a complete pile od bull and anything A-Rod says has no credibility either. Now all we have to do mis get Bud Selig ivolved and you may be looking at one of the biggest piles of bullshit you will see.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

I hate CBS SPORTS such amateur hack articles. I heard from my cousins uncles dog neighbors a-hole that A-Rod gambled at a poker game while on the field during the World Series. This just in, A-Rod is the next Houdini and is the only entity in the universe that can occupy two seperate spaces at the same time. They should be sued for libel consistently.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

It was STRIP poker with Madonna, Cameron Diaz, and whoever he could find on the street for a fourth wasn't it? Well, anyone he could find with the exception of his wife.....Tongue out



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

"he was playing in the World Series at that time."

Ha we caught him. There is no way A-Rod was playing in the World Series because he was on the Yankees at that time, and we all know that the Yankees have not been to a World Series in 100 years. Case in point. It is all now very obvious that A-Rod played in the poker game with the exposure of that fake alibi. Claiming that the most unsuccessful franchise in baseball history was in a World Series at a certain point in time is just foolish. A-Rod should face at least 1 lifetime sentence for this unthinkable crime.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

We got a home game last Friday of every month, hit me up A-Rod...



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

It would appear that whoever wrote the article claiming an unknown source, should be sued for libel. ARod is not the most upstanding citizen on the block, but do fabrications have to be printed without any verification of fact or fiction. I am a semi/sorta ARod fan, simply because he is such a talented player. I don't approve of things he has done and I am certain he could care less what the general public persives him as being. That being said, he has stumbled, and who hasn't. The public in general believes ball players in any given sport should be held to a higher moral and ethical standard than we who are not professional athletes. I disagree with that completely. The standards for athletes are skewed and disproportionate to their mental acumen. Listen to most of these guys being interviewed and many cannot be understood without an interpreter. We love to watch them play ball and want them to be at their best because they are on OUR team. But we forget, these same players have to go home after the game and listen to all the BS that has happened while they are away, so maybe some grace could be extended. Granted most of these players make more in a year, and in some cases in a month, than the average worker will make in a lifetime, but still they are human and not necessarily morons as players have been described on some of these threads


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