Report: Alex Rodriguez Could Face Suspension for Participation in Illegal Underground Poker Games

Report: Alex Rodriguez Could Face Suspension for Participation in Illegal Underground Poker Games Alex Rodriguez could be kept off the field longer than anticipated following his knee surgery. The third baseman, who underwent surgery on July 11, may be facing a possible suspension for his participation in illegal poker games, according to ESPN.com.

Rodriguez was warned by commissioner Bud Selig in 2005 to stay away from the illegal poker scene, but Rodriguez didn't listen. On July 1, radaronline.com released a report claiming that A-Rod was at a game with big-name celebrities such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Now, MLB executives are looking into the matter more seriously and say a suspension "would be very much in play," ESPN reports.

According to one baseball insider that spoke with ESPN, Selig and MLB are tired of Rodriguez's behavior and will most likely take action.

"Bud's totally fed up with him," said a baseball insider. "It's like there's something new with him every day and it's impossible to keep up with it."

Poker reportedly wasn't the only thing going on, either. According to reports, cocaine was being used, and a fight almost broke out as well.