Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon, Toby Maguire and Leonardo Dicaprio are being accused of being involved in a high stakes illegal poker ring, and now the scandal has infiltrated the sports world. Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is being investigated by the MLB in connection with the gambling ring. Poker pro Dan Blizerian revealed how things quickly got out of hand during a Beverly Hills high stakes poker game, “I would estimate A-Rod lost, like, a few thousand dollars that night. After everything that happened, he paid-up and left.”
ESPN New York spoke to a source within the MLB who said, “We’re talking to people involved in the investigation and we’re taking this very seriously. Because he had been warned about this before, I would say a possible suspension would be very much in play.”
Alex Rodriguez and his jersey chaser Cameron Diaz have called it quits. According to Perezhilton.com, a source says, “They’ve broken up …. [and says Cameron is] hurt and betrayed,because she tried so hard to please him … She went overboard.” The couple have been dating since July but broke up only to get back together again this past winter. As recently as this past February, Diaz was spotted on vacation with Rodriguez kids in Mexico.
Throughout their courtship, Diaz stayed mum on their relationship only confirming they were dating in May. Diaz told Britain’s Elle magazine, “Yes, Alex is my boyfriend. It’s not a secret any more.”
This is not A-Rod’s first high profile romance with a Hollywood starlet… the Yankees slugger was together with Kate Hudson during his 2009 World Series win and dated Madonna, who was reportedly responsible for the breakup of Rodriguez’s ex-wife Cynthia.
In new documents released by the FBI, it reveals former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was an FBI informant in the 80s. The FBI memo released under the Freedom of Information Act says it ”supports the contention that George Steinbrenner has provided the FBI with valuable assistance.” While details of the operations remain top secret, Steinbrenner assisted the FBI under two secruity matter, one involving national security.
In 1974, Steinbrenner was convicted of making illegal campaign contributions to President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign. President Ronald Ragan later pardoned him, and the FBI documents now reveal Steinbrenners work with the FBI is the reason why.
This past July, Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at the age of 80, but even after his death the Boss is still larger than life.
Jersey Chaser Cameron Diaz is green lighting a movie project about a baseball romantic comedy and wants her Yankee slugger boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, to star in it. According to the Daily Express, “Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball…She’s very excited about developing her own projects and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend more time with A-Rod and the Yankees.”
In the past, A-Rod has been known to be very supportive of his girlfriend’s careers, evening playing Madonna in the Yankees clubhouse. Diaz and Rodriguez started dating last summer, and though the couple split in the fall, things seem to be better than ever. Get the popcorn ready!