A-Rod: 'We're Friends—That's It'

Slugger would rather discuss charity work
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 9:45 AM CST
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands against the rail during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – Alex Rodriguez says he isn't dating Madonna and insists, apparently with a straight face, “We’re friends—that’s it,” People reports. The Yankee third baseman digs the pop icon's philanthropy and, when pressed, said he has attended only two of Madonna’s concerts and “I have never been on a plane with her.”

Pushed to respond to some of the other widespread reports about his alleged girlfriend, A-Rod replied, "If I answered every rumor we'd be here for three weeks."