With his legacy tainted and endorsements falling by the wayside, Alex Rodriguez is seeking comfort and support from the woman who knows him best: his ex-wife, Cynthia Rodriguez.
Sources tell the Daily News that the separated couple reunited at their one-time home in Coral Gables, Florida, where Cynthia supported A-Rod as he confessed to ESPN that he had, indeed, used performance enhancing drugs while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2003.
According to ESPN producer Willie Weinbaum, the day was wrought with intense emotions for the once-married Cynthia and Alex. "It looked to me as though he had been crying, and it looked to me as if Cynthia had been crying," said Weinbaum. "There is no doubt before the red light on the camera ever turned on, this was a very emotional period."
And the problems have only begun to mount, with U.S. House of Representative Edolphus Towns declaring that A-Rod's steroid use "sends yet another horrible message to our young people" and Nike releasing a terse press statement yesterday that suggested it may kill the Yankee slugger's endorsement deal: "Nike does not condone the use
of illegal substances in sport and agrees with Alex Rodriguez that they
should not be used. We will have no
further comment at this time."
Alex's troubles aren't the only thing bringing him closer to Cynthia, though. The couple's 4-year-old daughter has reportedly been ill for weeks with a staph infection. "There's nothing like a sick child to make two parents forget their
A reconciliation between the two is unlikely, but it's still nice to see that the Rodriguez family members are supporting one another through difficult times, which is more than we can say for Alex's paramour, Madonna.
Do you think Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez should try to reconcile their marriage?