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MLB Investigating A-Rod for Illegal Poker Games

According to RadarOnline, Cocaine was Used at High-Stakes Operation

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Alex Rodriguez. Credit: Forbes.comAccording to RadarOnline, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez engaged “in an underground, illegal poker game where cocaine was openly used, and even organized his own high-stakes game, which ended with thugs threatening players.”

It was reported in June that Rodriguez was involved in the ring that included celebrities Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. The operation gained attention after Maguire was named in a lawsuit seeking to reclaim $311,200 in losses from the Spider-Man star.

In July, ESPN reported that Major League Baseball began a probe into the allegations against Rodriguez. The beleaguered star refused to comment on his alleged poker playing or the ongoing investigation when questioned last month. The investigation comes six years after Rodriguez said he would quit visiting illegal poker clubs in New York. Consequently, he could face a suspension if his participation in the games is confirmed, according to a Wednesday article on ESPN.com.