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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)
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Baseball Hall of Fame reaffirms Pete Rose ban

National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson told Outside the Lines on Thursday that in December, the Hall’s board of directors decided to uphold its rule that has effectively prevented consideration of Pete Rose, the career leader in hits, for induction.

According to a statement from the Hall regarding its board’s decision, “After extensive discussion, a vote was taken in which the Board ratified the resolution that was passed on February 4, 1991, known today as Rule 3(E) in the BBWAA’s election rules. As such, anyone deemed permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball, including Pete Rose, may not be considered for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.”

The Los Angeles Times was first to report the story, in advance of a Dodgers series in Cincinnati this weekend during which the Reds are to unveil a statue honoring Rose on Saturday.

The board’s meeting via conference call was prompted, said Idelson, by a letter from Rose’s attorney seeking reconsideration. Rose, when he was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was placed on the ineligible list in 1989 by commissioner Bart Giamatti after Rose signed an agreement with MLB accepting a lifetime ban.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 15, 2017 at 12:43 PM | 40 comment(s)
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