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Alex Rodriguez has some unhappy tenants again

Mar 29, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

Alex Rodriguez

Some of you may remember a story from the New York Times back in 2007 that detailed some complaints from tenants of an apartment complex in the Tampa area owned by Alex Rodriguez. While Selena Roberts was guilty of taking some liberties with the subject matter at the time, it appears that conditions haven’t improved at his properties.

According to David Hill of NBCMiami.com, the Normandy Park Apartment complex recently came under fire from local housing officials for safety code violations.

A-Rod’s tenants identified a number of red flags to city officials, including overflowing trash receptacles, rusty pipes, and a heinously murky swimming pool which looked more like a science experiment than a place to cool off on a sunny day.

A local news team in Tampa also reported on the story Sunday evening, putting some extra heat on A-Rod and his management team.

“It’s amazing a person that’s got that much money can have properties that look like this,” one tenant told Tampa’s Fox 13 News. Another tenant called Rodriguez a slumlord.

But according to TMZ, the property managers employed by Rodriguez to oversee the apartments have begun cleaning up the complex and drained the offending pool. TMZ said a few of the tenants at Normandy Park said “everyone responsible seemed to step it up” after they first posted photos of the complex on Friday.

I’m sincerely wondering how much Rodriguez has to do with the day-to-day operations of this place. I’m guessing just about zero. Either way, it’s nice to hear that they are making some changes, even if it took the media to kick them in the butt to make it happen.

  1. chadjones27 - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    He would have gotten to it sooner but he was too busy being fed popcorn by his gorgeous Hollywood girlfriend in an expensive SuperBowl suite on a chair made of 100 dollar bills… oh God my life sucks.

    • Lukehart80 - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM

      A-Rod is going out with Cameron Diaz AND has a gorgeous Hollywood girlfriend?!

      • Ari Collins - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

        Nice one.

      • lmno7 - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

        Zang!
        I’m sure she’s a nice girl…. but gorgeous? Nope…

  2. throwstrikes - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Management should be 100% responsible for the physical upkeep of the building and pool but things like holes in exterior walls, trash strewn about the complex and dog feces on the grounds sound like resident misuse issues.

    Paying rent doesn’t give someone a license to act like a pig and a right to complain when someone else doesn;t clean up after them.

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