Professional baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, confirmed that he met with Major League Baseball officials on Friday to discuss allegations that he took part in illegal poker games. “They asked me a lot of questions,” said A-Rod. “I answered them. It went well. I feel great about it. I think they have their information. Now they can report back to the commissioner.”
A-Rod said that the parties did not discuss any disciplinary measures and he is now waiting to see if anything comes out of the meetings.
“In fairness to them, I said what I had to say,” he said. “I answered all their questions until they were tired, and then I’ll let them come back to us. I don’t know what they’re going to do with the information.”
In July this year, tabloids published an article claiming that A-Rod was seen attending underground poker parties in homes that were also frequented by stars such as Leo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. One tabloid also said that drugs were used at one of the parties and that a fight nearly broke out.
After the stories broke, the MLB issued a statement saying that it took these claims very seriously and would be investigating the matter. “As part of the investigation, the commissioner’s office will interview Mr. Rodriguez,” read the statement.
This is not the first time that Alex Rodriguez has been involved in poker games. In 2005, he was warned by the Yankees and the MLB to stay away from poker parlors after he was seeing playing in a New York based parlor with legendary poker pro, Phil Hellmuth.