By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
Hollywood poker madam Molly Bloom won’t cooperate with MLB’s investigation into the New York Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez involvement in the high stakes poker games, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Molly Bloom’s lawyer Ronald Richards tells RadarOnline.com: “My client, Molly Bloom, won’t be answering any questions,” from Major League Baseball’s Bud Selig about A-Rod’s poker games.
Bud Selig has ordered A-Rod to New York City to answer questions about his involvement in the illegal poker games, where cocaine was used openly. Rodriguez, who initially denied that he played in the high stakes games, says that he will cooperate with MLB officials.
Rodriguez played in an underground, illegal poker game where cocaine was openly used, and even organized his own high-stakes game, which ended with thugs threatening players. Now, in a dramatic turn, A-Rod is facing potential fallout from Major League Baseball, which previously warned him to stay out of illegal poker clubs and now has two investigators looking into his activities. While the 36-year-old boyfriend of actress Cameron Diaz previously denied participating in the celebrity games, former players in the ring say otherwise and have indicated they’re willing to provide testimony to MLB investigators.
A blockbuster Star investigation, published on RadarOnline.com, has uncovered the sordid charges being made by eyewitnesses who played in games with A-Rod, in the top-secret Texas Hold ’Em circuit. The insiders tell Star exclusively that A-Rod gambled on at least two occasions, in games organized by stunning brunette Molly Bloom, who coordinated the sophisticated poker operation.
Bloom’s attorney wouldn’t confirm to us whether or not A-Rod was at the games, even though multiple sources have confirmed the Yankee slugger was there.
Rodriguez, has been on the disabled list since July 11, after undergoing repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. It’s anticipated that A-Rod will be back in the Yankee line-up by the end of August.