Monday, June 22, 2015

REPORT: Evidence Alleges Rose Bet As Player

ESPN's Outside The Lines is reporting that new evidence has come to light alleging that all-time MLB hit leader Pete Rose bet on baseball while he was a player. For 26 years now, Rose has denied he bet as a player—while admitting (back in 2004) that he did so as a manager. Major League Baseball has banned Rose from baseball for his admission—although there has been a recent groundswell to re-consider his banishment. Through his lawyer, Rose stated the following, "I'm eager to sit down with [MLB commissioner Rob] Manfred to address my entire history -- the good and the bad -- and my long personal journey since baseball." If these new allegations are true—culled from a 1989 notebook of a Rose associate—then there is no hope for rehabilitation of 'Charlie Hustle'.