Pete Rose, whose career with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies holds many major league records, was banned from baseball for life for gambling on games.
It seems to me that the punishment Pete Rose has endured is more than unfair. Gambling or sports betting is common place these days and sports figures get away with much more than betting.
Was he involved in steroid abuse or tied up with organized crime as well? Why this extreme punishment for Pete? netbet sports uk
Why are we able to ignore more felonious criminal behavior in our athletic heroes and yet still keep Charlie Hustle still on the self...Just sayin....
Some writers didn't care that he gambled and were prepared to vote for him for what he did on the field. But the Hall of Fame changed the rules to punish him. When Giamatti banned Rose from baseball, he did not ban Rose from the Hall of Fame. Technically, the commissioner did not have the power to do that.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a letter sent to Rose and made public that baseball's hits king hasn't been completely honest about his gambling. The commissioner also noted that Rose continues to bet on baseball legally, even though his gambling got him into trouble, making it an "unacceptable risk" to let him back in the game.
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