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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: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

SOmeone had mentioned that they are so quick to leak anything negative about A-Rod without facts and people jumped all over him. Looks like he was right and this whole article says it all. Then the only so called "source" says he knows a guy who was at a game with A-Rod then says "I never played with him in a home game, but I know [someone who] witnessed him at one. It was an illegal house game,"? What a joke!!

Listen man. The first story wasn't made up, it was true.  Arod was there and you can bank on it.  Money talks my friend and if you don't think this clown was told what to say word for word and paid nicely to do so then I have nothing else to say about this.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

even if he was playing poker at a private game, Who cares?  None of you have ever had "a poker night" WTF.  Pick on someone else.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:53 am
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

What a suprise, a media rag blowing up a story with BS and lies to portray another in a bad light with out reguard to facts or getting the real story, and all the fish bite hook, line, and sinker.  pay offs, made up stories, lies, hacking phones of dead people, and the ever so convenient "I can't reveal my source" cover story for not having any source.

 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:52 am
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game

SOmeone had mentioned that they are so quick to leak anything negative about A-Rod without facts and people jumped all over him. Looks like he was right and this whole article says it all. Then the only so called "source" says he knows a guy who was at a game with A-Rod then says "I never played with him in a home game, but I know [someone who] witnessed him at one. It was an illegal house game,"? What a joke!!



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:47 am
 

Report: A-Rod wasn't at poker game



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