You can say whatever you want about New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, but you can’t say he’s boring. Whether he’s seen with random broads in hotels, making fake “I got it calls” while running the bases, using steroids or trying to slap the ball out of an opponent’s hand on the base paths, there is never a dull moment.
Now, it seems that MLB is taking very seriously allegations that A-Rod could be involved in underground, illegal poker games.
“We’re talking to people involved in the investigation and we’re taking this very seriously,” said an MLB executive told ESPNNewYork.com. “Because he had been warned about this before, I would say a possible suspension would be very much in play.
According to RadarOnline.com, at least one of these games was at the Beverly Hills mansion of a record executive where “cocaine was openly used and a fight nearly broke out when one of the players refused to pay after losing ‘more than a half-million dollars.’”
Please note that it does not say A-Rod was using cocaine. Would we be shocked if he was? Yeah, kinda. You’d think after all the substance stuff he went through with steroids that he’d be smart enough to steer clear. Just because others were doing it, doesn’t mean A-Rod should have stood up and said, “I can’t be around this stuff! Knock it off! It’s immoral!” It would certainly be the last time he’d be invited to their illegal poker games and we can’t have that, can we?
According to the person who snitched, A-Rod tried to distance himself from the game once the violence started.
“He just shook his head, not knowing what the hell happened,” the snitch revealed. “He didn’t want to deal with it at all. He was like, ‘OK, whatever. It’s your game.’ I would estimate A-Rod lost, like, a few thousand dollars that night. After everything that happened, he paid up and left.”
We have no problem with him playing in these games, but the problem arises when he was told already to avoid them, and now he might be suspended by MLB.