Phillies scrap plans to hon­our Rose

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

PHILADEL­PHIA — The Philadel­phia Phillies have can­celled plans to hon­our Pete Rose next week be­cause of a woman’s claim she had a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with base­ball’s hit king when she was a mi­nor.

The woman, iden­ti­fied as Jane Doe this week in a court fil­ing, said Rose called her in 1973, when she was 14 or 15, and they be­gan a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship in Cincin­nati that lasted sev­eral years.

She also al­leges Rose met her in lo­ca­tions out­side Ohio for sex.

Rose’s lawyer says the woman’s claims are un­ver­i­fied. The Phillies were go­ing to in­duct Rose into their Wall of Fame in an on-field cer­e­mony on Aug. 12. Rose bob­ble­heads were go­ing to be dis­trib­uted on Aug. 11.

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