MLB Investigating A-Rod’s Alleged Role In Illegal Poker Game

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may face a suspension from Major League Baseball for participating in an “underground, illegal poker game” that featured cocaine use and “thugs threatening players,” according to

The matter is under investigation by MLB. In addition, A-Rod will face a grilling from the commissioner’s office, reports WFAN’s Jon Heyman.

Star Magazine reported in early July that several witnesses saw A-Rod playing at one of the notorious celebrity poker tables hosted at hotels and private residences in Hollywood.

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“We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial investigation,” the league said in a statement, according to Heyman. “As part of the investigation, the commissioner’s office will interview Mr. Rodriguez.”

Richard Rubenstein, a spokesman for A-Rod, previously told The Associated Press that the slugger “has not participated” in the illegal games. reported there are former players “in the ring” that may be “willing to provide testimony to MLB investigators.”

The slugger’s name is not mentioned in any court filings in relation to the games that have ensnared such stars as Tobey Maguire.

The New York Daily News reported in 2005 that A-Rod was warned by the Yankees to avoid underground poker games after he was spotted allegedly gambling with World Series of Poker pro Phil Helmuth.

Will A-Rod ever be without controversy? Sound off on the issue below…

  • Richard Camp

    A-Rod can’t hurt baseball he is Baseball . Bud Selig is a car salesman and we all know how they stretch the TRUTH .

  • Felix and Oscar

    Someone probably tipped off Murray the Cop !

  • Bud Simpson

    I’ve got a good idea on how to start the investigation, ask A-Rod, jeez.

    • emmas

      Baseball can’t do anything to A-Rod, it’s not like Pete Rose who bet on baseball. A-Rod playing poker has nothing to do with the game of baseball.I am a 28 years old doctor, mature and beautiful.and now I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Lindasunny2002 on–a’ge’l’es’s’da’te.c óm–.it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and old’er men, or older women and y’ounger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

    • WilsonVictor

      Baseball can’t do anything to A-Rod, it’s not like Pete Rose who bet on baseball. A-Rod playing poker has nothing to do with the game of baseball.@Jack I just paid $23,98 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $37,59 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $677 which only cost me $72,13 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

    • Richard Camp

      Car 54 where are you ?

  • bob v

    he is a piece of garbage

    • Paul D

      Careful, Bob. What what is that Shakespeare said? Oh yeah- “Me thinks she doth protest too much.”

    • Richard Camp

      Sticks and Stones .You must be an authority on Garbage .

  • New Lamby

    If he wasn’t Hispanic, there would be no investigation.

  • Paul D

    He’s living the life! Which one of you wouldn’t trade places wih him in a second? He dates hot actresses, hangs out with the Holloywood A-list. If anyone thumbs their nose at that, then they’re either crazy or they are LYING!!

  • dabooch

    Common now, A Rod steals Steinbrenner’s money every time the checks go out on the 1st and 15Th…he’s got a unbeatable hand.

  • karen s

    yawn, what a non-surprise. once a bad boy, always a bad boy. cheated on his wife & children, cheated with ped’s, now potentially violating baseball rules. don’t try the “i didn’t know” nonsense. if you can read a contract well enough to sign it for money beyond the scope of most decent working people, you can read all the clauses of baseball’s code of conduct.

  • Tom M


    • Mark

      Why Tom M? because then you don’t have to hear about how bad the Mets really suck this year. Don’t worry about that, Yankees fans will remind you every day as we have for the last 25 yrs about how bad the Mets suck.

      Baseball can’t do anything to A-Rod, it’s not like Pete Rose who bet on baseball. A-Rod playing poker has nothing to do with the game of baseball.

      Here’s something you should really worry about, Tom M, still think the Mets have a chance for the post-season with a .500 record & 15 ½ games out of first?

      and will they be able to keep overrated Reyes with the ball clubs broke?.


  • The Motivator

    Give me a break. Leave the guy alone already. Who cares if he blows his $500mil on poker? I certainly don’t. All I care about is winning Championship #28.

    • bob v

      he is piece of garbage

      • Bob,s wife does tricks at dunkin donuts

        Yes Bob like your wife. I met her in dunkin donuts now that was a cream pie

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