Agent Casey Close Sues Fox Sports Radio Host Over Tweet

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Agent Casey Close filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports Radio Host, Doug Gottlieb, on Thursday. Gottlieb is being accused of “falsely and recklessly” defaming Close and Excel Sports Management in a tweet that alleged they had not presented a contract offer to star first baseman, Freddie Freeman,┬áduring free agency.

Gottlieb’s tweet on June 29th claims that Close had never told Freeman of the final offer made to the player by the Atlanta Braves. Close’s suit claims that not only was it a false allegation, but it has also prompted death threats toward Close and tens of millions of dollars in damages to Close and Excel.

In a released statement, Close said, “Although we gave Mr. Gottlieb an opportunity to retract his false statement, he failed to do so. The Complaint sets the record straight as to what occurred during the negotiations with the Atlanta Braves.”

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