CHICAGO — Major League Baseball is taking “very seriously” the allegations that Alex Rodriguez took part in some illegal, underground poker games, one of which reportedly turned violent, and he could face suspension if his participation in the games is confirmed.
“We’re talking to people involved in the investigation and we’re taking this very seriously,” said an MLB executive who spoke to ESPNNewYork.com on condition of anonymity. “Because he had been warned about this before, I would say a possible suspension would be very much in play.”
The allegations, first published by RadarOnline.com, are that the New York Yankees third baseman played in at least two of the games, one of which took place at the Beverly Hills mansion of a record executive at which “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.” ESPN.com
As horrible of a person A-Rod is, underground gambling that involves open cocaine use and 500k bets might be the coolest millionaire thing going today. And it’s only fitting that the games take place in Beverly Hills mansions and select club basements. Literally exactly like the movies. If everybody isn’t envious of A-Rod’s free time activities then there is something wrong with this country. Gambling with coke heads in mansions should be the main life long goal of every man, women, and child.
I ain’t mad at ya A-Rod.