Alex Rodriguez's Spokesman Denies Prostitution Allegations

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Alex Rodriguez
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is currently under fire from Major League Baseball as he fights to have a 211-game suspension stemming from his involvement with a Miami Biogenesis clinic overturned. In addition to that, A-Rod's personal life is now being called into question as well.

According to Richard Johnson of the New York Post's Page Six, an upcoming book called "House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, The World’s Most Powerful Address" written by Michael Gross alleges that Rodriguez frequently hired prostitutes two at a time in 2010 while renting an apartment for $30,000 per month in the upscale area.

A source even reportedly told Gross that A-Rod once hired two hookers and sent them on their way prior to then-girlfriend Cameron Diaz paying a visit.

“He got hookers all the time. Usually two at a time, two times a week. One time he had two go up, they came down and left, and 10 minutes later, Cameron Diaz walks in.” 

Despite those allegations, spokesman Ron Berkowitz is adamant that his client engaged in no such behavior, according to Johnson.

“This is a further effort to fabricate scandal around Alex. The allegations concerning prostitutes are categorically false.”

Although this is a separate issue from what A-Rod is facing from a career standpoint, some might argue that it is yet another mark against his character and morality if true. Rodriguez is a grown man who can make his own decisions, but prostitution is illegal in New York, so this type of situation could be held against him.

It's not exactly a secret that A-Rod has been with a number of different women as he has been linked to the likes of Diaz, Kate Hudson, Madonna and Torrie Wilson among others, but it is somewhat shocking that he would feel the need to allegedly enlist the services of prostitutes.

Rodriguez is one of the world's richest and best-known athletes, so one would probably assume that he has no reason to hire prostitutes, and perhaps that will be his defense when push comes to shove.

With that said, nothing is overly surprising when it comes to Rodriguez at this point. When it rains it pours, and it's unlikely that the storm hanging over his head is going to end any time soon.


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