Ex-MLB’s Pete Rose Declines To Comment On Allegations Of Statutory Rape

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During the celebration of the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship team, 81-year-old Pete Rose made his return to the field in Philadelphia. He received a lifetime ban back in 1989. During a press conference at the event, writer Alex Coffey asked Rose about the sexual assault allegations made against him in 2017.

“No, I’m not here to talk about that,” Rose said. “Sorry about that. It was 55 years ago, babe.”

When asked about the 2017 allegations again by another reporter, Rose again refused to comment. Rose said that he was here for the fans and the Philly organization.

“I’m going to tell you one more time. I’m here for the Philly fans. I’m here for my teammates, OK. I’m here for the Philly organization and who cares what happened 50 years ago. You weren’t even born. So, you shouldn’t be talking about it, because you weren’t born. If you don’t know a damn thing about it, don’t talk about it.”

Rose’s accuser claimed that he had sex with her when she was less than 16-years-old. The allegations were enough to keep the Phillies from honoring Rose back in 2017.

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