Arod under investigation by MLB...again

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    Arod under investigation by MLB...again

    Deal or No deal?
    from ESPNNewyork.com:

    Major League Baseball is investigating Alex Rodriguez's alleged participation in illegal, high-stakes poker games that reportedly required a $100,000 buy-in and included Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Tobey Maguire.


     "This is the first we have heard about this and we will look into it,'' MLB vice president of public relations Pat Courtney told RadarOnline.com after Star Magazine broke the story on Friday.

    In a text message to ESPNNewYork.com, Courtney confirmed that MLB is investigating the Yankees' third baseman's role in the card games, which according to RadarOnline, were Texas Hold'em games held as recently as two months ago.

    Rodriguez refused to comment on the allegations or the investigation when asked about it in the visitor's clubhouse before Friday night's Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field.

    "We're not going to address any of that," Rodriguez said. "We're just going to focus on ballgames."

    Rodriguez's spokesman, Richard Rubenstein, denied the report to several media outlets.

    Rodriguez "has not participated in these poker games," Rubenstein told The Associated Press.


    The celeb-filled poker game came to the forefront after Maguire, the "Spider-Man" star, "was sued by a trustee trying to recover money lost in a Ponzi scheme allegedly masterminded by a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager (named Brad Ruderman)," according to the New York Post.

    Maguire won more than $300,000 in the poker games from Ruderman, Star Magazine reported.

    "Initially, A-Rod came to the game and simply watched," one source told Star. "But once he knew what it was all about, he bought into the game."

    "I'm not really going to get into any of that right now," Rodriguez said when pressed further by reporters on Friday. "We're going to focus on good little baseball here against a great team. ... Any basketball questions? Any boxing questions?"

    Major League Baseball frowns upon players gambling.

    According to the Daily News, Rodriguez's denial comes six years after he vowed to walk away from playing at illegal poker parlors in New York. In 2005, commissioner Bud Selig was "very unhappy" with Rodriguez's gambling.

     
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    Yes, because the Star is a reputable news source.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from jrh1194. Show jrh1194's posts

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    So he played cards...Who cares and how does this affect the Sox???
     
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    Personally,I don't think it's a big deal.It's Arod's money and he should be able to spend it however he wants.But if Selig and MLB have a problem with him playing cards and gambling,then it's an issue for him and potentially for the Yankees too.
    If he's even doing that.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from ma6dragon9. Show ma6dragon9's posts

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    Seriously? WHO CARES!

    If a professional athlete wants to play in ANY card game, I don't see the issue. Sports betting is another thing, but am I too assume they aren't supposed to play roulette either? Slot machines? Scratch cards? State lotto?

    Lets get Congress involved again!

    This is newsworthy, but not the wholesale rape by insurance companies, banks and our own government.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from BurritoT. Show BurritoT's posts

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    mojo and edith bunker one in the same?
     
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    In Response to Re: Arod under investigation by MLB...again:
    [QUOTE]mojo and edith bunker one in the same?
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Nope,I never had a need for another name.
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from ZILLAGOD. Show ZILLAGOD's posts

    Re: Arod under investigation by MLB...again

    Let's take a vote.

    Anyone who thinks A-Rod is a crumb who lives for gambling, raise your right hand.

    Anyone who thinks a A-Rod is a PED using fruad, raise your left hand.

    Anyone who thinks A-Rod is a PED using gambler who beats his dog, raise both hands.

    Anyone who just wishes he would retire now , go away from baseball and become a regular in the National Enquirer, People Magazine and Midnight Globe to become tabloid fodder like Michael Jackson, Paris Hilton and Tiger Woods...raise no hands.
     
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    Hands down.
     
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    In Response to Re: Arod under investigation by MLB...again:
    [QUOTE]So he played cards...Who cares and how does this affect the Sox???
    Posted by jrh1194[/QUOTE]

    It doesn't affect the Sox at all.  It might effect the Sox if A-Rod was suspended or something, but it would have no affect at all.
     
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    Re: Arod under investigation by MLB...again

    Really? MLB (Selig) frowns on players gambling? Wow! Must be slow in the news department...

     
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    Maybe they would play better; look what happened when Jeter left the lineup.
     

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