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MLB to look into A-Rod’s involvement in illegal celebrity poker game

Jul 2, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

Alex Rodriguez

According to the Associated Press, MLB plans to look into allegations that Alex Rodriguez participated in an illegal, high-stakes poker game that included such celebrities as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

If you recall, Rodriguez was previously “warned” by the Yankees for playing in some underground poker games in Manhattan back in 2005, but these new revelations came to light from a report in Star Magazine yesterday.

Rodriguez refused to comment on the matter before last night’s game against the Mets while his spokesman Richard Rubenstein said A-Rod “has not participated in these poker games.” The 35-year-old third baseman is not mentioned in any court filings in relation to the games in question.

By the way, Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in last night’s win, pulling his batting average up to .301 for the season.

  1. jimbo1949 - Jul 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Hey Len, yer bot’s broke.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

      It’s a little slow on weekends. Hey Star magazine, you ignorant slut: Leave ARod Alone!

      That was Beep-beep in a Nixon mask during those games anyway.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Who gives a rats ass! doesnt MLB and the government have much more important things to worry about then friends who just wanted to play a little poker for money?! If they dont then this country and MLB must be doing pretty damn good…..

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

      Yes like prosecuting dangerous criminals like Clemens ans bonds. Get those guys out of baseball immediately. Oh wait. Brb. My clue phone is ringing.

      • metalhead65 - Jul 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM

        yea because playing cards for money is exactly like taking drugs to make you a better player right? and spare me your it doesn’t make you a better player nonsense, if it did not help them then they would not have taken them and set the records they did. in other words it did help them throw the ball faster and hit the ball farther by making them stronger. maybe cheating the game is ok for you but not me and most fans. and the gov. would not be going after the jerks had they not lied about it when asked. everybody knows they did it so just admit it and get it over with. and if you believe bonds got the body he did to set the home run record just by working out then I have some swamp land in arizona I would like to sell you.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Oh for Buddha’s sake, so what? A bunch of guys with a lot of money want to sit home and play for more than nickels and dimes? So what’s the offence – since one assumes even an imbecile like Bud Light wouldn’t care if the game were played for the kinds of antes you and I put up, you have to assume he doesn’t like the numbers. Is it any of his bucking fizness? What does he think, you turn over a joker and become Pete Rose?

    This is horseshit, Bud. Let’s work on getting rid of that sick joke you played on the game, the determination of home field advantage based on the results of the All-Star Goof, first. Then maybe you could focus on excising that cancer named Frank McCourt you winked into the roundtable?

  4. deathmonkey41 - Jul 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Maybe he was just trying to console Tobey Maguire about doing Spiderman 3?

  5. jwbiii - Jul 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    People play games of chance for money? Really?

    I only play bridge for money. That ain’t chance.

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