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Monday, July 31, 2017

Court document alleges that Pete Rose committed statutory rape in the 1970s

sworn statement by an unidentified woman, contained in a motion filed Monday in John Dowd’s defense against Pete Rose’s defamation lawsuit, alleges that Rose had a sexual relationship with the woman for several years in the 1970s, beginning before she turned 16.

In the majority of states, including Ohio—where both the woman and Rose lived at the time—the age of legal consent is 16, so her allegation amounts to statutory rape….

Rose acknowledged he had a sexual relationship with the woman in court documents made public Monday, but he said his information and belief was that it started when she was 16. He was 34, married and the father of two children in 1975, when he says he began having sex with the woman, referred to in the filing as “Jane Doe.” Rose said he does not recall how long the relationship lasted.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM | 155 comment(s)
  Beats: criminal, legal, pete rose

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Danny Tartabull Detained by Police 5 Years After Warrant Was Issued for Arrest

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Danny Tartabull was arrested by police on a 2012 warrant for unpaid child support.

Per TMZ Sports, police caught Tartabull on July 24 after “he called police himself to report that his car had been broken into near his apartment in Agoura, CA.”

Jacob Glucksman, Tartabull’s attorney, told TMZ he was working to secure his client’s release from custody.

Tartabull pleaded no contest and received probation in 2011 for charges of failing to pay child support for his two sons totaling more than $276,000.

A warrant was issued for Tartabull’s arrest after he violated terms of his probation, but he was able to avoid police custody for five years.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2017 at 02:27 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: danny tartabull, legal

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nationals declare ‘major legal victory’ after court ruling vs. MASN

An appeals court has ruled that a committee of Major League Baseball owners and executives can determine the amount of rights fees the Washington Nationals can earn from television broadcasts of their games.

The Nationals declared Thursday that they’ve “won a major legal victory” with this ruling.

This is the latest chapter in a lengthy dispute between the Nationals and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Baltimore Orioles. MASN was established in March 2005 after the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington and became the Nationals, moving into what had been Baltimore’s exclusive broadcast territory since 1972.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 13, 2017 at 01:43 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: legal, masn, nationals, television rights, territorial rights

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

‘Wild Thing’ Mitch Williams wins lawsuit against MLB Network

A Camden County jury on Tuesday awarded more than $1.5 million to former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams in a civil case against MLB Network for his firing as an analyst in 2014 after disputed reports about his conduct at two of his 10-year-old son’s youth tournament baseball games….

Williams filed his lawsuit in September 2014 after losing his job with MLB Network. His termination followed two reports about two youth baseball tournament games posted online by Deadspin, a sports news and gossip site.

One story alleged that Williams cursed loudly and was subsequently kicked out of a game between his son’s team, the Jersey Wild, and the Olney Pirates at Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Williams was one of three coaches for the Wild.

A subsequent report from Deadspin about a second game alleged that Williams called a child a lewd name and ordered a 10-year-old to hit an opposing pitcher with a “beanball.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2017 at 04:52 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: legal, mitch williams, mlb network

 

 

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