Melissa Britos is helping Alex Rodriguez get through a difficult period in his life. According to the Daily News, Melissa Britos and A-rod were spotted getting cozy in Miami Beach this Valentine’s weekend. Indeed, there’s nothing like a gorgeous model to make a man forget his troubles.
Sources say that Melissa Britos first came into Alex Rodriguez’s life late last year, and that they are now dating. A-Rod has also recently been romantically linked to aging pop icon Madonna. But, for the time being, all his attention seems to be focused on Melissa Britos. The Daily News reports that an onlooker noted how happy Melissa Britos and Alex Rodriguez looked together.
And, considering the pressure A-Rod has been under lately, it would have to take a formidable distraction to, well, distract him. Alex Rodriguez’s troubles, in case you live under a rock, have a little something to do with steroids. He recently admitted to having taken anabolic steroids during his tenure with the Texas Rangers. His admission came after Sports Illustrated published a report indicating that A-Rod was one of 104 players who tested positive for steroids in a survey test conducted by Major League Baseball in 2003. Some wonder whether A-Rod only admitted to this transgression (steroid use is tantamount to cheating) because he got caught.
A-Rod’s admission of steroid use also comes after he told Katie Couric during an interview on “60 minutes” that he never used steroids. “For the record, have you ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance?” Couric asked. “No,” replied Rodriguez. A-Rod also told Couric that he had never been tempted to use steroids.
A-Rod’s admission is hugely disappointing to his fans because they held out hope that he would become the new legitimate home run king. They assumed that A-Rod, unlike the current all-time home run record holder, Barry Bonds, who has allegedly taken steroids and whose record in the eyes of many is thus tainted, has a clean record.
As for Melissa Britos, well, there’s not a whole lot of information out there on her, but you can see a photo of her here. Indeed, one can see why A-Rod would be smitten with her, for Melissa Britos is rather lovely.
Unfortunately, a beautiful, sexy woman like Melissa Britos does not have the power to cleanse a sullied reputation.
Madonna (& roids) are nowhere in sight on Alex Rodriguez’s Valentine date, George Rush and Christina Boyle, New York Daily News, February 15, 2009