Poor old Pete Rose, he can’t get a break, again by his own wrong doing. His Hall of Fame induction into the Phillies Hall of Fame scheduled for next week announced by the Philadelphia Phillies won’t happen because of recent events.
The “recent events” center on court testimony earlier this week from a Cincinnati woman, identified as “Jane Doe” filed a sworn statement in federal court stating she had a sexual relationship with Rose beginning in 1973, (44 years ago) when she was 14 or 15 years old. She said the relationship lasted several years.
Rose cannot be charged with statutory rape stemming from the allegations because the statute of limitations has expired.
Rose who was given a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, including the Hall of Fame for gambling on Major League games and his own team while managing for which at first he denied then years later admitted.
His excuse for the rape was he thought the gal was 16 which was the legal age in Ohio.