If you haven't heard yet, a bunch of Hollywood A-listers like Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck are all allegedly involved in an illegal underground poker ring in Hollywood!
Maguire is actually being SUED by the victims of hedge fund manager Brad Ruderman, who used investor money to pay the Spiderman star off during the illegal games!
NOW sources are saying that another A-lister allegedly participated in these games. A-ROD!
Eyewitnesses say Yankees player Alex Rodriguez, who is dating Cameron Diaz, played in two of these games which were organized by "a stunning brunette" named Molly Bloom.
Even more despicable, it is rumored that the third baseman had an AFFAIR with Molly!
While it sounds like A-Rod just wanted to risk some of his millions, sources allege the games featured drugs, fights, and thugs on top of the illegal gambling.
Poker pro Dan Bilzerian revealed that in the MLB players first game at a million dollar Beverly Hills mansion, a player "got all coked up" refused to pay his debt and a fight nearly broke out.
In some redeeming nature, A-Rod did not want anything to do with the drama, as the Bilzerian said:
"He just shook his head, not knowing what the hell happened. 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.”
That's kinda good, we guess…but he STILL didn't learn his lesson!
A-Rod organized another game in his Miami mansion with the help of Molly Bloom, which didn't go so well either. A “dubious” card shark lost tens of thousands of dollars and called in several thugs in a bid to intimidate rival players and avoid paying his debt. An insider revealed:
“The thugs were big and aggressive and were sent to the game with one goal in mind: so their friend could attempt to escape paying what he owed. A-Rod was freaked out by the company he was keeping and left the game with Molly.”
Is that when the affair began?
These serious allegations are fairly damaging. Although A-Rod's reps are swearing he was not involved, the MLB had previously warned him to stay out of illegal poker clubs and is performing their own investigation.
This would be a terrible end to such a strong career for Alex!
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