A-Rod Strikes Out As Landlord, As Far As His Tenants Are Concerned
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Alex Rodriguez is making headlines again. And this has nothing to do with Biogenesis, PEDs or MRIs.
Some residents in Langley Park, Md., are complaining of faulty fixtures and appliances, mold, rodents and other serious issues in a trio of apartment complexes reportedly managed by — you guessed it — a firm owned by A-Rod.
“We are in America. We have rights,” one tenant, Alicia Silva, told the Washington Post.
Silva fretted over a number of problems, including “a window that had fallen on a resident who was taking a shower,” the paper reported. Others complained about the stench of gas and electrical issues affecting their air conditioners.
The three complexes in question — Bedford Station, Newbury Square and Victoria Station — were sold last year, at which point Newport Property Ventures took over management of the properties. The company is owned by A-Rod.
In 2007, the New York Times reported on poor conditions in Florida properties owned by NPV. More residents complained to a local Tampa television station in Dec. 2012.
It’s just the latest in a string of bizarre twists and turns for the Yankees star:
— A-Rod was linked to Major League Baseball’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal shortly after undergoing offseason hip surgery in January. He’s expected to face a lengthy ban from the sport, despite denying all ties to Biogenesis, the shuttered Florida clinic accused of supplying PEDs.
— In February, it was reported that A-Rod’s defunct foundation donated an astoundingly small percentage of its proceeds to charity.
— Yankees general manager Brian Cashman even dropped an F-bomb on A-Rod after the third baseman prematurely posted his rehab plans on Twitter.
It really got weird on Wednesday. A-Rod, whose season debut was delayed due to a quadriceps injury, had his doctor deliver a second opinion live on WFAN radio, contradicting the Yankees’ diagnosis of a Grade 1 strain.
Not that the residents in Langley Park care about any it.
“It is very hot. We are miserable,” tenant Ana Ramirez told the Post.
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