Report: Cops fixed tix for NY stars

Updated: May 25, 2011, 5:29 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

Alex Rodriguez and the late George Steinbrenner had tickets fixed by New York police, sources told the New York Daily News.

Bronx prosecutors and Internal Affairs are conducting an investigation into ticket fixing that could result in the indictment of up to 40 cops, the newspaper reported, but it's not clear if the celebrity instances are part of the probe.

In addition to the Yankees player and owner, Nets part-owner and rapper Jay-Z and some city officials had tickets improperly voided, the Daily News reported.

According to the newspaper's sources, Rodriguez was caught speeding on the West Side Highway in 2009, but a sergeant later killed the ticket.

Jay-Z was also speeding on the West Side Highway last year, but a policeman lost the paperwork, according to the Daily News.

Before his death, Steinbrenner had numerous tickets taken care of for family, friends and Yankees staffers, the newspaper reported.

Rodriguez, the Yankees or representatives for Jay-Z would not comment to the newspaper.

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