A-Rod jokes about popcorn incident

Updated: February 22, 2011, 9:37 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez sat down at the podium for his first spring training press conference and asked the opening question.

"Did anyone watch the Super Bowl?" Rodriguez said with a smile.

Rodriguez made light of his Super Bowl appearance in which he was shown on TV being fed popcorn by his girlfriend, actress Cameron Diaz. Rodriguez said that a report that he went "ballistic" at Fox for showing him was false.

"That was pretty humorous," Rodriguez said. "Absolutely ...

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