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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Alex Rodriguez sued by ex-brother-in-law, who seeks millions and claims A-Rod profited from hurricane relief

The former brother-in-law of former MLB star and current baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez is demanding millions of dollars in back pay from the ex-slugger in a civil suit filed to Miami civil court last week. The suit alleges that a business of A-Rod’s tried to profit off of the damage that Hurricane Ike created in 2008 and that the three-time MVP nearly caused the ex-brother-in-law to lose his home.

Constantine Scurtis—the brother of Cynthia Scurtis, Rodriguez’s wife from 2002 to 2008—claims that a business relationship between himself and the former Rangers player began to deteriorate as the ballplayer’s marriage did. They formed a real estate partnership in 2003 where Rodriguez would make most of the money, as his name was the “cash cow” of the business, and Scurtis would get the rest plus a fee for any acquisitions made.

Then in 2008, Scurtis was allegedly kicked out of his office and, despite reassurances from Rodriguez himself, the business relationship and friendship was dissolved. This became official when, as the lawsuit claims, Rodriguez sold the company’s assets to a new company, this one without Scurtis.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 13, 2021 at 03:01 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 13, 2021 at 06:43 PM (#5999607)
That's a horse of a diff...ahh, skip it.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 13, 2021 at 07:01 PM (#5999612)
[Rodriguez's] name was the “cash cow” "work horse" of the business
   3. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 13, 2021 at 07:19 PM (#5999616)
Scurtis goes as far to claim in the lawsuit that Rodriguez committed fraud, claiming that the Yankees pariah falsely reported to the government

apparently the XBiL also wrote the article.
The suit even includes accusations not directly related to the business venture the two shared. Scurtis alleges that Rodriguez looked him in the eye and swore he never cheated on his sister in a conversation that happened just before tabloids would publish stories of infidelity.

that'll build credibility. As will

This is not the first time Scurtis has tried to sue Rodriguez. His first suit dates back to a decade ago, with a string of failed suits following thereafter.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 13, 2021 at 07:26 PM (#5999619)
I’m not a real estate expert, but I know a few things. And I am very skeptical that A-Rod’s name would add much, if any, value to a real estate business.
   5. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 13, 2021 at 08:52 PM (#5999631)
4 - "This is an investment opportunity on steroids!!!"
   6. Srul Itza Posted: January 13, 2021 at 09:05 PM (#5999636)
Given how old these allegations are, and the probable bar of the Statute of Limitations, sounds to me like he's beating a dead horse.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 14, 2021 at 05:41 AM (#5999663)
I've read the complaint, and the brother-in-law doesn't have a leg to stand on. Whereas A-Rod has four.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 14, 2021 at 12:03 PM (#5999726)
the Yankees pariah


Not gonna lie, "The Yankee Pariah" would be a pretty great nickname.
   9. bunyon Posted: January 14, 2021 at 04:57 PM (#5999795)
From one point of view, this seems a credible suit about human conflict. From another point of view, the guy is just a horse's ass.
   10. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: January 14, 2021 at 11:01 PM (#5999871)
I’m not a real estate expert, but I know a few things. And I am very skeptical that A-Rod’s name would add much, if any, value to a real estate business.


I'm sorry, but have you learned nothing from the last five years? The lure of celebrity, unattached from ability or anything else, is enormous. "A-Rod's real estate company" would turn off a lot of serious people, and draw in a lot of people with at least some money and not much sense -- of whom there are far, far, far, far, far more.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: January 14, 2021 at 11:16 PM (#5999873)
Not gonna lie, "The Yankee Pariah" would be a pretty great nickname.

for what, now?
   12. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 15, 2021 at 12:20 AM (#5999880)
I don't claim any expertise here, but has going into business with your brother in law ever been a good idea? Isn't that, like, one of the classic new money mistakes? You'd think that part of an agent's job would be dissuading clients from doing things like this.
   13. Adam Starblind Posted: January 15, 2021 at 07:49 AM (#5999888)
That's a horse of a diff...ahh, skip it.


Yeah, scratch that.
   14. phredbird Posted: January 15, 2021 at 12:39 PM (#5999937)

post 1 winning the race so far

by a nose over post 13.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM (#5999940)
I'm sorry, but have you learned nothing from the last five years? The lure of celebrity, unattached from ability or anything else, is enormous. "A-Rod's real estate company" would turn off a lot of serious people, and draw in a lot of people with at least some money and not much sense -- of whom there are far, far, far, far, far more.

Yeah, it's a great way to rack up multiple bankruptcies.

And Trump at least could make a claim to be a lifestyle brand. A-Rod can't claim anything similar, at least not back in 2003.

I don't claim any expertise here, but has going into business with your brother in law ever been a good idea? Isn't that, like, one of the classic new money mistakes? You'd think that part of an agent's job would be dissuading clients from doing things like this.

I love to hate on A-Rod, but it seems like he's been relatively smart with his money throughout his career. As for this deal with his ex-brother-in-law, it sounds like he structured it with the appropriate legal protections and was able to get his money out.

And of course, now he's marrying one of the few women out there who might have more money than he does.

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