SPORTS: Pete Rose Admits To Betting on Baseball!

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posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 01:10 AM
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One of the most discussed questions in baseball is whether Pete Rose actually bet on baseball while he was a manager of the Reds in 1987. Finally after lying about it for all these years. He finally admits in his new book "Prison Without Bars" that he placed bets with bookies as many as 5 times a week.

 


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Special thanks to RANT for bringing this story to my attention"



[Edited on 6-1-2004 by Ocelot]




posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 01:25 AM
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"If I had been an alcoholic or a drug addict, baseball would have suspended me for six weeks and paid for my rehabilitation," he writes. "The distinction between drugs, booze and gambling told me that baseball was interested in punishment, not treatment.

Gambling is a sickness for some, obviously for anyone that doesn't need the money, and by definition will lose everything if caught. He's a textbook addict.

But still he lied. I don't think he'll ever be allowed in the Hall of Fame, but I do sympathize. I also wonder what inspired him to finally come clean. Some combination of watching the results of both tacts on denial ala Clinton and Limbaugh no doubt.





 
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