Oh, cool, ex-Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is being sued for racketeering and embezzlement. Normal!
And so, Yankees fans, we come to another chapter in the age-old question, “Who to believe? Alex Rodriguez, or Alex Rodriguez’s scummy relatives?”
Both…are pretty unsavory options!
The internet alighted on Tuesday when it was revealed that Rodriguez, currently known for showing up wherever Jennifer Lopez currently is with a cameraphone in hand, was being accused of “racketeering and embezzlement” in a lawsuit filed by his ex-brother-in-law, Constantine Scurtis.
Turns out, this is simply the latest chapter in a wacky and wild set of suits that dates all the way back to 2015 and accuses Rodriguez of shoving Scurtis out of a shady Florida real estate deal and footing him with the bill, thanks to some falsified tax returns.
This lawsuit, which is 136 pages long and was filed in Miami civil court on Monday, does get extra juicy in the middle portions, claiming Rodriguez turned on Scurtis following his divorce and accusations of infidelity from his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.
Quoth the lawsuit, “After Rodriguez’s wife discovered the truth about Rodriguez’s infidelity and filed for divorce, Rodriguez then turned on (Constantine) Scurtis and cheated him.”
In layman’s terms? Jose Canseco, take it away!
Jose Canseco, everybody!
Other nuggets from the written accusations include a 2007 story of Rodriguez swearing fidelity to Scurtis days after being photographed with a stripper (character witness stuff, we guess?), and a long explanation of the MLB star’s supposed attempt to parlay the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ike into a real estate scam.
Scurtis seems to be dead set on justice, and seems like the kind of scorned partisan who won’t stop the suits, no matter how many eventually get discarded. Wonder if Rodriguez can touch on this in the Sunday Night Baseball booth?
If Jessica Mendoza was allowed to stay up there with a Mets-related conflict of interest, then surely Rodriguez can talk a little embezzlement during a blowout or rain delay.