Yankees tell A-Rod to avoid illegal poker clubs

Updated: November 2, 2005, 4:46 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez was cautioned by the New York Yankees that playing poker in illegal clubs could be dangerous and harmful to his image, according to a newspaper report.


Early last month, the Daily News reported the star slugger had attended games at an underground club with professional card player Phil Hellmuth.

When contacted by ESPN.com on Wednesday, a Yankees official said the club has never brought up the topic of attending poker games with Rodriguez. ...

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