Alex Rodriguez should stick to being fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz.
For the second time in a few years, the Yankees third baseman is at the center of an underground poker scandal. According to Radar Online, ARod took part in a couple illegal Texas Hold 'Em games in the recent past, during which cocaine was used and a brawl broke out.
Major League Baseball is looking into the allegations and taking them "very seriously," an insider tells ESPN.
The Yankees have won five games in a row without Alex Rodriguez in the lineup.
The games were held at the Beverly Hills mansion of record executive Cody Leibel, with the host losing "more than a half-million dollars" at one, a witness told Radar, and violence subsequently breaking out over his refusal to pay.Once things turned ugly, Rodriguez reportedly left the scene and"tried to distance himself from the game," said professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, who was present that night.
"He just shook his head, not knowing what the hell happened," said Bilzerian. "He didn't want to deal with it at all. He was like, 'OK, whatever. It's your game.' I would estimate A-Rod lost, like, a few thousand dollars that night. After everything that happened, he paid up and left."
In 2005, faced with rumors that their $300 million investment was taking part in gambling of this nature, the Yankees warned ARod to cease all illegal activity.
But it apparently hasn't sunk in and an anonymous MLB source says: "[Commissioner Bud Selig is] totally fed up with him. It's like there's something new with him every day and it's impossible to keep up with it."
Former Paris Hilton sex tape partner Rick Salomon was also present at the games, an onlooker said. No, really.