Report: Amid Poker Probe, Yankees’ A-Rod Spotted In High-Stakes Casino Room
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez just can’t stay out of the headlines.
A-Rod, under MLB’s microscope for his alleged involvement in underground poker games, was spotted gambling last week in a high-stakes casino gaming room, reports the New York Post.
According to the paper, Rodriguez entered Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs last Monday around 8 p.m. After dinner, A-Rod joined the high-roller ranks with two friends.
“I saw a few women approach his entourage to get a picture with him,” a blackjack dealer told The Post. “But they were turned down and told to ‘keep walking.'”
He was reportedly close to the Pennsylvania casino, set to begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
Rodriguez played for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees last Tuesday and Wednesday. He has since rejoined the big league club.
A-Rod has yet to meet with MLB commissioner Bud Selig regarding the league’s probe into his alleged role in illegal poker games.
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.
“We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial investigation,” MLB said in a statement earlier this month. “As part of the investigation, the commissioner’s office will interview Mr. Rodriguez.”
Last week, A-Rod said he’s “looking forward” to telling Selig his version of the “extremely inaccurate and unfair” Star report “as soon as possible.”
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