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

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  1. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20208447/woman-accuses-pete-rose-statutory-rape

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

    A 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.

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    The chances of Pete Rose ever being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame just went from slim to none.

    Our society may put up with a lot of different sordid things among adults. However an adult having sexual relations with underage children is never tolerated, and totally unacceptable.

    The debate about Pete Rose and the MLB Hall of Fame is officially over. Pete Rose will never be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. That is now a fact.
     
  2. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...es-tainted-legacy-again/ar-AAph0As?li=BBnbfcL

    Pete Rose, Accused of Sex With Minor, Faces Tainted Legacy, Again


    Nearly 30 years ago, Pete Rose's colorful career as baseball's all-time hit king ended in disgrace when he accepted a lifetime ban for betting on the sport — one he loved so much that he once said he would "walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play."

    Now, an allegation of sex with a minor from during his time as a player could unravel an already compromised legacy that the former Cincinnati Reds slugger and manager has tried to resuscitate over the decades.

    Any outside possibility of the 76-year-old to being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — which has time and time again rejected him because of the 1989 scandal — is likely now terminal, observers say.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports...-rose-ceremony-amid-allegations-20170802.html

    Phillies cancel Pete Rose ceremony amid allegations

    The Phillies on Wednesday canceled a ceremony to induct Pete Rose into the team’s Wall of Fame after allegations surfaced this week that Rose maintained a sexual relationship in the 1970s with a girl who was not yet 16 years old.

    Rose, who is banned from baseball because he bet on games while manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was scheduled to be honored Aug. 12 at Citizens Bank Park. Major League Baseball has not lifted the lifetime ban, but it has permitted clubs to honor Rose if they wish. In June, the Reds unveiled a statue of Rose outside their stadium. He is, however, not eligible for induction into Baseball Hall of Fame.

    But the Phillies, under mounting public pressure, distanced themselves from Rose. The team has promoted his appearance in Philadelphia for months; a source said they were near a sellout for the Aug. 12 game. The night before that, they had planned to distribute thousands of Rose bobbleheads to all fans in attendance. They will no longer do that.

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