Off the wire Rose plans can­celed

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

The Philadel­phia Phillies have can­celed plans to honor 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 said 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. The Phillies will not give away the col­lectibles and said fans with tick­ets for ei­ther game can ex­change them. Rose said, “I am con­cerned that other mat­ters will over­shadow the good­will as­so­ci­ated with Alumni Week­end, and I agree with the de­ci­sion not to par­tic­i­pate.”


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