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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors say Rodriguez paid $900,000 last year to settle a threatened lawsuit by Yuri Sucart, who had worked as Rodriguez's personal assistant. Sucart, in a letter from his lawyer, threatened to expose Rodriquez's PED use if he wasn't paid $5 million.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

A-Rod is the face of a new TV show to help financially-distressed athletes


Multi-million dollar baseball player Alex Rodriguez, "A-Rod," will host a new CNBC show whose premise is to guide athletes with financial challenges, KOMO reported.

On Tuesday, the network said it ordered a pilot for the show.

Its working title is "Back in the Game" and will be produced by SMAC Entertainment and Machete Productions.

Among the show's executive producers is former NFL star Michael Strahan.

A-Rod inundated headlines in 2014 following an investigation of his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. 

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