The information reported by ESPN, is based on the words of a leader of the Major League Baseball who requested anonymity.
The star player of the New York Yankees could be suspended if the allegations were confirmed.
“We talk with people involved in the investigation and we take this very seriously, said the informant. Because he has already received a warning before about this, I would say that a suspension is possible. ”
The allegations, first reported by the site RadarOnline.com, the third baseman the Yankees have participated in at least two of these parties. One of them took place at the home of an officer of the Music Industry, Beverly Hills, where “the cocaine was openly consumed” and where a fight broke out when the players refused to pay after losing “more than half a million dollars.” Rodriguez would not, however, the player in question.
In 2005, the baseball commissioner, Bud Selig, and the direction the Yankees had warned Rodriguez to stay away from illegal poker clubs.
ESPN has failed to reach Rodriguez, who is recovering from a knee surgery suffered July 11. His agent has denied any involvement by his client to illegal poker games.
Rodriguez would not be in his first controversy. In 2009, consumption of anabolic steroids was revealed by the magazine Sports Illustrated.