Wife: A-Rod Tapping Phones, Hiring Private Eyes

TMZ recently caught A-Rod and Shaq briefly meeting up Monday night at New York’s 40/40 Club. Wonder what was said between the two star athletes who are each experiencing marital problems. (Maybe O’Neal wanted to know why Rodriguez flaked on buying his house in Miami.)

Shaq ARod meet in club

Or maybe they were swapping advice on how to deal with a crumbling message. But if we were to believe Cynthia Rodriguez, A-Rod may have been asking how to better spy on a soon-to-be ex-wife.

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that Cynthia believes her husband may have wiretapped her phone - and hired a private investigator to follow her. And she wants to know what info he may have collected:

In court papers, Cynthia Rodriguez wants to know what her husband may have gotten through “wiretapping or other electronic surveillance.”

She also wants records of all his text messages and e-mail made with his computers, “Palm Pilots, Treos, iPhones, Sidekick, BlackBerries.”

Cynthia Rodriguez F You Shirt

Cynthia also wants Alex turn over “any reports you have received from a detective or investigator or any other person based on surveillance of your spouse.”

One divorce expert says that C-Rod’s demands are “unusual” (then again, so is trying to get a pre-nup agreement annulled). Maybe another therapy session with Scott Boras can help smooth things out a bit.

Speaking of legal problems, the ex-stripper who claims to have slept with A-Rod is in trouble with the law herself. Candice Houlihan was arrested on old charges of having an unregistered & uninsured car. But she wasn’t too happy with the way officers brought her to justice:

Houlihan said state troopers tracked her down Thursday night at her mother’s house in Wakefield, Mass., and hauled her off in handcuffs “in front of my 70-year-old aunt.”

Candice Houlihan

Well, that’s what you get for blabbing to the press about sleeping with a famous athlete.

But Houlihan did finally resolve her car matter by paying a $400 fine. It may seem like a lot, but she’s sure to earn it all back and then some once her book deal kicks in. If Bill Russell can get $1 million for talking about Red Auerbach, imagine how much Candice could cash in on by sharing secrets of A-Rod’s beside manner.