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A-Rod maintains poker face after MLB meeting

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08:11 AM ET 08.27 | Alex Rodriguez spent nearly two hours talking about his involvement in high-stakes poker games with Major League Baseball officials yesterday, but it is unlikely that the Yankee third baseman will be disciplined, sources familiar with the meeting told the Daily News. Rodriguez, accompanied by his attorney, Jay Reisinger, and a lawyer from the Players Association, met at the Yankees' team hotel in Baltimore with Daniel Halem, MLB's senior vice president and general counsel for labor, along with an MLB lawyer and investigator. After the meeting, Rodriguez declined to discuss what he had talked about.

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August 27, 2011  08:12 AM ET

He's guilty SUSPEND HIM!!

August 27, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Steriod boy should know about poke..r..face

August 27, 2011  09:47 AM ET

Nice picture.

August 27, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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Nice picture.

That's his "poker face"....

August 27, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Steriod boy should know about poke..r..face

A Rod must have something good on Bud.

Go YANKEES!!!!!

August 27, 2011  10:57 AM ET

I heard he may retire to try basketball next year.

August 27, 2011  11:08 AM ET

meh. Thousands of people play poker for money in the privacy of their homes every night. It's a joke that it's "illegal."

No news here, folks. Keep walking.

August 27, 2011  11:38 AM ET

"Poker Face" he he. I see what you did there, interns. reallllllly clever.

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August 27, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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Arod said, "the commisioner is bluffing". Let's just hope he never catches Bonds. My belief is a Roider for years, but he learned from Petitte and admitted to just a few years. This way, maybe he could still get into the hall.

You have NO idea of the HUNDREDS of KNOWN steroid players that MLB caught. Same goes for all of them. Including your favorite team and most of its star players. Jeesh!

August 27, 2011  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's guilty SUSPEND HIM!!

This isn't a big deal, baseball shouldn't even be saying anything to him.

August 27, 2011  02:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Arod said, "the commisioner is bluffing". Let's just hope he never catches Bonds. My belief is a Roider for years, but he learned from Petitte and admitted to just a few years. This way, maybe he could still get into the hall.

All teams had roiders, the fact that George Mitchell was on the Red Sox BOD at the time he led the crusade is the primary reason why mainly Yankees and Mets were named in the report. ALL teams had a LOT of cheaters - including your beloved Phillies. Get over yourself...

August 27, 2011  02:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

meh. Thousands of people play poker for money in the privacy of their homes every night. It's a joke that it's "illegal."No news here, folks. Keep walking.

Except the part about gambling losses to criminals ending up with point shaving. Everyone likes to say how benign gambling is, and if you're playing dollar poker, you're right. These guys are playing for big money.

August 27, 2011  03:39 PM ET

he's a steroid fraud on top on being a gambler, fire da bum', ok well suspend him without pay for enough games to hurt his heavy wallet

August 27, 2011  03:58 PM ET
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he's a steroid fraud on top on being a gambler, fire da bum', ok well suspend him without pay for enough games to hurt his heavy wallet

Yeah, you'll almost hurt his wallet...

August 27, 2011  05:53 PM ET

Another classic example of baseball sticking its nose where it doesn't belong...This is really none of their business and really should have no say in what the players do in their personal life with their friends.

August 27, 2011  06:14 PM ET
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Another classic example of baseball sticking its nose where it doesn't belong...This is really none of their business and really should have no say in what the players do in their personal life with their friends.

Have an original opinion or shut up. People who believe high stakes gambling by athletes is no big deal are either naive, stupid, or both

August 27, 2011  06:17 PM ET
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All teams had roiders, the fact that George Mitchell was on the Red Sox BOD at the time he led the crusade is the primary reason why mainly Yankees and Mets were named in the report. ALL teams had a LOT of cheaters - including your beloved Phillies. Get over yourself...

Ridiculous. Mitchell had to find a smoking gun and he found it in certain clubhouses. Most places he got nothing but a big stonewall. The fact that he found no smoking gun in Boston means nothing. If there were direct evidence easily available, he would have found it in every clubhouse. It's certainly come out since then that the Sox roided with the best of them. No surprise.

August 27, 2011  06:34 PM ET
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Have an original opinion or shut up. People who believe high stakes gambling by athletes is no big deal are either naive, stupid, or both

Liste peon this may be high stakes gambling to you and I but to these guys this is not high stakes...If MLB put half asmuch effort into finding out who leaked the names in the mitchell report as they did into this maybe we would know everyones name on the list(which we should) instead of only a handful...There is no need to for MLB to get invloved in something that the everyday person does!

 
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