Showing posts with label Illegal Gambling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illegal Gambling. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Yankee Hater News: A-Rod might be suspended for illegal poker games


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In non-Mets related news,  Major League Baseball said Wednesday it is investigating allegations that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took part in illegal poker games.

Commissioner Bud Selig's office said in a statement Rodriguez was under scrutiny and baseball takes the allegations "very seriously."

"We … have been investigating this matter since the initial allegation," the statement said. "As part of the investigation, the Commissioner's Office will interview Mr. Rodriguez."

ESPN.com cited an anonymous source Wednesday saying the Yankees slugger could face suspension if it can be shown he took part in illegal gambling.

"I don't know anything about it," Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told the broadcaster.

Baseball also warned Rodriguez on gambling in 2005, MLB.com reported.

The third baseman is currently out of the lineup while rehabilitating his knee after surgery. He has socked 13 homers and driven in 52 runs over 80 games with New York this season.

Friday, November 05, 2010

AP Source: Clubhouse manager admitted he bet on baseball


AP reports that New York Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels admitted betting on baseball, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Samuels made the admission to an investigator for Major League Baseball in the last few weeks, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

“He admitted betting on baseball on at least one occasion,” the person said.
Samuels’ bet on baseball first was reported by the New York Daily News.

MLB believes most of Samuels’ alleged gambling involved NFL games, the person said.
The team said Thursday that Samuels had been suspended but did not say why. The person said Samuels had become involved in an investigation into illegal gambling by the Queens District Attorney and the New York Police Department.

A second person, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Friday that law enforcement is investigating the possibility that Samuels borrowed money from team accounts for short periods of time without authorization and then paid the money back.

Samuels was hired by the Mets in 1976 and last month completed his 27th season as clubhouse manager. He also has been involved in the team’s travel arrangements for many years.
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