‘This Is the Last Thing in the World I Want to Do’- Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez’s Former Brother-In-Law Once Filed Explosive $100 Million Lawsuit That Spelled the End of Their Relationship

Published 08/23/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez, over the years, has molded from a superstar baseball icon to a reputed business mogul all across North America. Moreover, he’s one of the richest and most successful athletes in the world. His successful ventures and strong personality have made him an inspiration all across the globe.

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During his 22-season MLB career, A-Rod appeared in 14 All-Star teams, won 10 Silver Slugger Awards, 3 AL MVP awards, and the World Series Championship in 2009. In the world of business, he’s the founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp, chairman of Presidente Beer, and part-owner of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Despite his multiple successful ventures, he’s often made the news for controversial reasons like his doping allegation and multiple affairs over the years. Similarly, back in 2015, his former brother-in-law filed a $100 million lawsuit against A-Rod on an alleged mortgage and insurance fraud.

Why did Constantine Scurtis sue Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez?

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez married Cynthia Scurtis in 2002. Eventually, they got divorced in 2008, as Cynthia cited emotional abandonment. In 2014, Constantine Scurtis filed a primary complaint against A-Rod. Later in 2015, Scurtis brought 13 cases worth $100 million against A-Rod.

While Scurtis maintained that he never wanted to take such drastic measures, he had to do what was right. He said, “This is the last thing in the world I want to do. I have a very positive career going on right now. It’s not good to be involved in litigation in the business I’m in. I’m not trying to draw attention to myself. But what’s right is right.”

In the lawsuit, A-Rod was accused of fraud, civil conspiracy, violation of contract, breach of fiduciary responsibility, unjust enrichment, and tortious interference, amongst others.

On the other hand, A-Rod denied all the rumors and accused Scurtis of embezzling money from their joint fund. However, in 2015 itself, a Miami-Dade circuit court judge dismissed all the 13 lawsuits against A-Rod. This expensive and outlandish lawsuit spelled the end of A-Rod and Constantine Scurtis’s relationship.

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A-Rod’s complicated and lengthy love life

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez has had a vast love life. Apart from being married to Cynthia Scurtis, he has dated celebrities like Madonna, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Torrie Wilson, and Anne Wojcicki. In 2019, megastar Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod announced their engagement as well. However, their engagement broke off in 2021. Today, according to Cosmopolitan, he is dating Kathryne Padgett.

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A-Rod has had a long and successful baseball and business career. In both, he has created an empire of his own. However, his love life endeavors have been questionable, but he has always managed to gather the spotlight, be it business, love, or baseball.

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers ranging from stand-up comedy in India to the Indian Education System.

Edited By: Rupak Kumar Jha

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