Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An Update On A-Rod's Trespassing Allegation From My Unnamed Source

As I mentioned in my last post, I sent an e-mail to a few people at the University of Miami to see if I could find anything out about the allegation that A-Rod made against Selena Roberts. For those that have been living under a rock since yesterday, A-Rod stated in his interview with Peter Gammons that, "This lady (Roberts) has five days ago just been thrown out of the University of Miami police for trespassing."

In my e-mail to the university, I asked if Selena Roberts had been escorted out of the facility and if the campus police were involved in any way. I received a response via e-mail and my "unnamed source" says, "Jay, the university has no record of any such incident."

Now I trust this source. I would think this person would definitely know if something went down. Considering "the university has no record of any such incident," I'm concluding that Alex is likely making this up. Now I can't say with 100% certainty that the response I received is on the level, but I have no reason not to believe it.

Yesterday, or should say late last night-early this morning, I explained the remark he made about her breaking into his house. From what I gathered, it didn't sound like that was the case. And now the U of M comes out with no record of any incident. I'm inclined to believe that if the campus police were involved, an incident report would have been filed. Based on the information provided to me by my "source," I'm now believing Roberts' more than A-Rod when it comes to his allegations. I'm having trouble understanding why he'd make these allegations up if they weren't true. Alex would have to know he'd get caught in that lie. Maybe he believes it. Maybe he has a different view on things. Either way, as of now, I'm not buying what he's selling.

When I was out on my lunch break today I was listening to the Jim Rome show. A-Rod of course dominated the calls and e-mails. One person called in and mentioned something that I totally missed the day before. At one point, he said, "I get to start a new chapter in my life where I can only focus on baseball, my team, the fans of New York, and recommitting a hundred percent of my focus. I can't wait to get to spring training. Because to play with -- going through a divorce, this gorilla on my back, not being 100 percent honest and forthright and being transparent, I get to play baseball, the game I love most. That's my savior, the game of baseball." Alex also said in the interview, "To be quite honest with you, the first time that I knew I had failed a test 100 percent was when the lady from Sports Illustrated [Selena Roberts] came into my gym just a few days ago and told me, 'You have failed a test.'" He further remarked, "In my mind I assumed that, OK, whatever I was experiencing in Texas perhaps was OK, I'm OK. And in my mind, as I did my interview with CBS last year, I felt I haven't failed a test ... And that was my belief."

I am going to piggy back off the caller and ask this question: How have you been playing with a gorilla on your back if you didn't know you tested positive until just a few days ago, and honestly believed you hadn't failed a test? It makes no sense and just furthers the belief that he's being disingenuous. I appreciate the fact that he owned up to it, but I'm getting more and more agitated at how hollow and fake his response was. There are a lot of inconsistencies in his interview. He's going to report to Spring Training in a matter of days and he will no doubt get grilled about his interview by the horde of reporters that will undoubtedly flock to Tampa to try to get the story. He should have been as up front and forthright as he could have in his interview, answering the questions so he doesn't need to get asked them. The team doesn't need this and that's what pisses me off the most.

This had the makings to be a really great and fun year and I don't like the way it's starting.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



Anonymous said...

J Boogie - As a devil's advocate, it is possible that the gorilla on his back was caused by the fact that HE knew he was juicing from 2001-03 and was just waiting for the shoe to eventually drop. Whether or not he knew about the test being positive wouldn't change that - only if he knew the test was negative would there be no worry.

She-Fan said...

I think Anonymous is right. When you're feeling guilty about something, it's a gorilla. And don't worry about the season. He'll have a monster year, CC will be a true ace, and we'll win the WS. Feel better?

Anonymous said...

Anon. is no longer anon. It is FanSince48.
I sure hope so, She-Fan

dino said...

im not sure if this was written on the blog or not, since everything i read today looks like the fuckin tax code.....but selena roberts was the person who wrote thr article accusing the duke lax players of all that shit, so basically she got some of those kids arrested and tainted forever, although the allegations were false........just because no citations were found or w/e....(cant imagine The U documents everyone they escort off campus), doesnt mean she is a squeaky clean choir girl and not violating his privacy somehow...

i agree with both of youz about the gorilla off his back stuff......

and she-fan.....my sentiments about this season exactly....CC, AJ, Wang, Andy, Joba=best rotation in baseball

J-Boogie said...

I suppose that the "gorilla" comment could mean the guilt over knowing he juiced. I think what it bolis down to, for me anyway, is I don't know what to believe anymore. Just a little sick of being lied to and the inconsistencies in their stories.

I do think he'll have a monster year, just worried about the circus and if/how it will effect the team.

Dino- I think she's far from a choir girl. I really don't like her and would love for her to be busted on something, but right now she's looking "clean" when it comes to A-Rod's allegations. I would love it if something came out backing up Alex's claims.

dino said...

dont know if anyone saw this, but normally i agree with baseball prospectus' and 538.com's Nate Silver in regards to his statistical projections, but PECOTA is predicting the Anaheim Angles are gonna be under .500 this year. i have a hard time believing that. that team just wins no matter what.