SI Writer Denies Claims She Was Stalking A-Rod

Since it’s no doubt been a whole five or ten seconds since you last heard something about Alex Rodriguez and his positive steroid test and subsequent apology, let me end that peace for you. While most people would agree that A-Rod coming out & admitting he took steroids and apologizing for it was a good public relations move, there was still one part of Rodriguez’s apology he probably could have left out. That would be accusing SPORTS ILLUSTRATED writer Selena Roberts of stalking him.

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True, Roberts broke the story and no doubt had to do some investigating to get the info she needed, but saying that she was stalking him and had even broken into his house without any kind of proof to back it up is a bit much. I mean, I get why you’d be ticked off at her, but after all, you did just admit everything she said about you is true. For her part, Roberts denies any of Rodriguez’s claims.


A-Rod said that she was kicked out of a gym by the University of Miami police for trespassing. Roberts said she talked to a University of Miami official before entering the weight room. She then approached A-Rod and gave him a chance to respond to her story. Rodriguez said he wouldn’t talk. Roberts said she then tried to hand him her card and left. Roberts said the university police were not involved and it was not a contentious situation.

Roberts also explained the situation when the police came to talk to her near Alex Rodriguez’s property. She said the police were called to answer a guard’s question about whether the island A-Rod’s home is on was public or private property. Roberts said it turned out to be public. It was a non-incident. Totally benign, even though there is a report because the police file paperwork on all their activity. She said A-Rod’s claims that she tried to break into his house were ridiculous.

Now just because I don’t think Roberts was stalking A-Rod or has done anything illegal, that doesn’t mean I think her reasons behind her story were completely ethical. It is somewhat suspicious timing that Roberts’ story appeared in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED just a few short months before her book, Hit And Run: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, hits bookshelves all across the country on May 19th.

So if you’re wondering why only one of the 104 players who tested positive back in 2003 has been outed to the public, well, that’s because Roberts isn’t writing a book about them. So she had no interest in finding out who they were.