Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell addressed a small group of reporters today at Turner Field on his first day back to the club after a two-week suspension handed down by Major League Baseball after McDowell allegedly using anti-gay slurs against San Francisco Giants fans last month.
McDowell was also accused of threatening Justin Quinn, a father of twin daughters, who asked him to watch his language in front of children at the April 23 game at San Francisco AT&T Park. Quinn made the allegations against McDowell in a press conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.
McDowell did not use the word “gay” at any time during the press conference nor did he admit or deny the allegations. He did, however, apologize again for his actions and said that kind of behavior would not happen again.
Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell apologies for anti-gay remarks
Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is expected to speak out today about the recent incident where he allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs at San Francisco Giants fans and threatened a father.
A press conference was slated for 2 p.m. today at Turner Stadium. McDowell returns to the team today as the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies after a two-week suspension from Major League Baseball. McDowell was suspended after he was accused of shouting, “Are you a homo couple or a threesome?” at Giants fans on April 23. McDowell also allegedly used a baseball bat to simulate a sex act.
When a father, Justin Quinn, asked McDowell to watch his language in front of children, McDowell allegedly patted a baseball bat in his palm and asked, “How much are your teeth worth?”
The Atlanta Braves pitching coach accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at fans at the San Francisco's AT&T Park on Saturday issued a written apology Wednesday while MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said the allegations are "troubling" and an investigation is under way.
Roger McDowell was accused of making the anti-gay remarks by Justin Quinn, a father of twin daughters, during a press conference today with high profile attorney Gloria Allred.
Quinn said he saw McDowell shout, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and also saw him use a baseball bat to simulate a sex act.
"I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions," McDowell said in the statement.