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Atlanta Braves Pitching Coach Roger McDowell In Potential Trouble

Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is potentially in a big heap of trouble following an alleged incident at AT&T Park in San Francisco last Sunday.

The report, found at TMZ and NBC Sports, said McDowell made gay slurs towards three male fans in the park prior to a game against the Giants. Representing the group is Gloria Allred, who said McDowell made "shocking gay slurs" and "vulgar sexual gestures" to the group in the outfield during batting pratice. Some of the comments that McDowell allegedly made, as well as comments from a press conference held by Allred and one of the fans, can be found at the two links.

Perhaps the worst part is the fact that one of the fans said he had his 9-year-old twin girls with him during this episode, which only makes things look worse for McDowell.

Allred is demanding an apology from McDowell and fines for the coach and the Braves, as well as sensitivity training for McDowell.

There is a lot that is not known about this, and I'm not making any irresponsible judgments either way. I advise everyone else to do the same until we hear more about what happened. Until then, McDowell appears to be in a potential mess.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.